Republican Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said Maturo should dismantle and rebuild his police department.
"There seems to be a pervasive attitude, at least among some members of the department, and I would take it apart and start from scratch," Boughton said. "Regarding the comments by the mayor, they were completely insensitive, totally inappropriate and just wrong. He has apologized, but one of your most-important jobs is understanding your constituency and listening to them."
Understanding your constituency and listening to them?!? This comes from the same mayor who:
Refused to meet with the multitude of residents who opposed his plan to enter the city into the 287g/ICE ACCESS program while falsely accusing media outlets who wrote editorials in opposition of his plan of irresponsible reporting.
And to pour salt on the wound, Boughton still supports the morons who forwarded the racist emails ALTHOUGH one of the persons responsible for the blow-up refused to apologize for his role in the incident opting instead to blaming others for exposing his bigotry.
Boughton is a REAL piece of work...the only difference between him and the bonehead from East Haven is that Boughton's not stupid enough let to spew his true feelings about the immigrant population to the press.
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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.