Fans of the Whalers can call and ask questions to the new head coach at 203.438.2003.
UPDATE: Here's the replay of the interview.
Iadarola (at 1:49 of the video): "I see a couple of emails flying around of some temp readings, let me just tell you…I have a sensor in every room and by computer I can determine what the temp is. There is no temp in any part of that building that was over 73 degrees."
This is a correction to an earlier blog post, which I thought would correct some allegedly mistaken information I’d put into a June 14 story about a federal program called “Secure Communities” that has stirred up lots of controversy among undocumented immigrants and civil rights activists.
Unfortunately, the original story was right and I have Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to thank for this screwy situation where I’m correcting an incorrect correction.
In that Secure Communities story, I mentioned a Danbury police sting operation that picked up 11 immigrants, saying “police arrested the 11 men and turned them over to federal immigration agents.” The case resulted in a 2007 civil rights lawsuit against the city and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on behalf of those immigrant workers.
Boughton, anti-illegal immigrant crusader and last year’s unsuccessful Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, emailed me saying I was mistaken, arguing that two different immigration courts had ruled the men “were not arrested by Danbury Police Department, they were arrested by [U.S.] Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
The problem with his statement is that, according to sworn depositions by Danbury cops, ICE agents, booking records and news reports, Danbury police did in fact arrest those 11 guys and then turned them over to ICE, which also arrested them on federal charges.
Danbury cops testified in their depositions that the 11 men were taken into custody - by Danbury police - for alleged traffic violations.
But the 11 men were apparently never booked for any traffic violations. They were charged by Danbury police with illegal entry into the United States, and later turned over to ICE agents.
According to Wishnie, booking records show the men weren’t turned over to federal officials until two hours after they were booked by Danbury cops.
In his deposition, ICE Agent James Brown also contradicted Boughton’s insistent claims that the alleged non-sting operation was a federal operation that Danbury police simply helped out with.
“He (Boughton) said the city did not order the operation, that ICE was already on the way. That is not correct, not for this activity,” Brown said.
Danbury Police Lt. James Fisher testified under oath that the arrest of those immigrants was initiated by Danbury cops, and ICE agreed to help only after the third or fourth request from the city. He said the operation came about as a result of pressure from Boughton for police to take action against the immigrant workers.
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02.04.23 (OP-ED/NEWSTIMES): Letter: "Republicans rigged the system in Danbury"
"Letter: 'Danbury Is Not Immune To Gerrymandering'"
"Is proposed Danbury ward map 'gerrymandered' or does it better represent downtown? Plan sparks debate"
02.17.22 (NEWSTIMES-PERKINS): "Danbury is redrawing its ward maps. Here’s what it means for voters."
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 01.25.23: (VID) REAPPORTIONMENT AD-HOC
10.06.23: (VID) R.A.C. final report
09.29.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
04.28.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
04.21.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
04.07.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
03.16.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
03.10.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
03.03.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
02.17.22: (VID) R.A.C. meeting
02.01.22: (VID) Establishment of R.A.C. (02.22 City Council)
"Approval of Danbury Prospect Charter School"
10.30.20 (HatCityBLOG VID): Charter School discussion during 2020 interview with Julie Kushner
2018 (RADIO): WLAD
"State Board of Ed signs off on Danbury charter school proposal"
08.20 (VID): CT-LEAD
"Stand up for Education Justice" Rally
08.20.20 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Charter schools are not ‘magic bullet’ to improving Danbury schools"
09.13.20 (OP-ED): CHAPMAN
Candidate for state Senate supports charter school for Danbury
01.15.21 (VID): CT-LEAD
Danbury Prospect Charter School press conference
03.19.21 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Danbury leaders do not want a charter school"
04.01.21 (OP-ED): CT-LEAD:
"Why did Sen. Kushner vote against us?"
05.06.21 (VID): Danbury rally to fully fund public schools
10.07.21 (VID): Danbury City-Wide PTO "Meet the Candidates" education forum
Danbury candidates quarrel over charter school, education funding
"New operator named for Danbury charter school: ‘I’m a huge advocate for parent choice’"
"Some Danbury Democrats ‘open minded’ about charter school after new, CT operator named"
01.21.22 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Lessons from Danbury: Ending the dual process for charter school approval"
"Proposed Danbury charter school won’t open in 2022, governor leaves funding out of budget"
Danbury residents plead for charter school funds in 9-hour state budget hearing: ‘Just exhausted’
03.12.22 (OP-ED): TAYLOR
"Why I am excited about the Danbury Charter School"
"Why a Danbury Charter School?"
04.02.22 CT EXAMINER:
"Crowding and a Lack of Options for Danbury Students, But No Agreement on Solutions"
04.04.22 (OP-ED): DCS
"Danbury Charter School plans debut"
04.07.22 (PODCAST): (CEA)
"SENATOR KUSHNER DISCUSSES POINTS OF OPTIMISM FOR DANBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS"
04.18.22 (VID): CT-LEAD
Protest press conference
04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU
Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school
06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER:
"Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"
On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.
58,810 for reporting period, 194,868.00 total to date.
38,950.00 for reporting period, 189,850.00 total to date.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC) DONATIONS:
14,250.00 for reporting period, 30,350 total to date.
0 for reporting period, 8,350.00 total to date.
96,622.69 for the reporting period, 115,685.70 total to date.
35,996.31 for the reporting period, 57,826.15 total to date.
CASH ON HAND:
Alves COH: 133,332.30
Esposito COH: 154,173.85
CAMPAIGN SLATE DATABASE
Dem/GOP slate/ballot position
VIDEO: DRTC convention
VIDEO: DDTC conveniton
(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing
Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
Esposito "you can't trust Alves" attack mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 09.30.21
Esposito mailer 09.28.21
Alves mailer 09.27.21
Esposito mailer 09.27.21
2015 (BOUGHTON UNCHALLENGED)
Danbury 2015 election results
Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
(VID) 2019 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro