Joseph Winters announces the purchase of the White Street transfer station. Press conference 07.13.11.
At a press conference this morning, Joseph Winters announced the acquisition of the Transfer Station previously owned by James Galante.
Although few details were disclosed at the presser, such as the purchase price of the facility or the details regarding the partnership agreement with the city (a memo of understanding is still pending), Winter's purchase officially closes the book on the Galante empire in the city.
From earlier today, here's video footage of the Q&A section of the presser.
I'm certain there will be more questions regarding the city's role in the partnership as well as concerns among residents in the neighborhood as we move forward (i.e., I'm in the process of going through my archives and re-post the Common Council video footage of the creation of the Solid Waste Authority).
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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.