VIDEO: Danbury BOE Finance Committee Meeting 02.02.12
Vid courtesy of Danbury Live's John Neumeller.
Anti-immigrant activist arrested for alleged stabbing
Oh how the once rabid xenophobes of Connecticut fall...
First, Greater Danbury's infamous anti-immigrant activist (and local hate-group leader Elise Marciano
's former right hand man) John McGowan was arrested AND convicted for first degree sexual assault.
Now an infamous New Haven anti-immigrant crusader from the not-so-distant past was recently placed in handcuffs for an alleged stabbing incident.New Haven Independent:
Dustin Gold, the suburban Northford activist who led the vociferous protests against New Haven’s introduction of an immigrant-friendly i.d. card, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man in the stomach.
The incident occurred down in Georgia, where authorities said Gold—now a 31-year-old reality TV producer—got into a violent argument with the producer of a TV commercial. (Read more about the “rising nativist star”'s trajectory here, courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center.)
When Gold was active in New Haven a few years ago, officials feared the tactics of his Community Watchdog Project would lead to violence. No violence ever materialized, though the campaign led to an outpouring of sometimes violent mail (including death threats) sent to city officials.
One word: KARMA
LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Community Forum 02.22.12 broadcast
Guest: Dan Roberti, Democratic candidate for Congress (CT-05)
The dishonest one is at it again...
The city of Danbury has been working with ICE for years. According to Mayor Mark Boughton, 22 people were deported in the past year, all engaged in serious criminal conduct. At least five of those arrested were sex offenders, and one was taking flying lessons. Additionally, Mayor Boughton said his police force has received numerous tips from undocumented residents. He adds that many officers are asking for specific immigration training from agents with ICE.
I can see that conversation now.
"Hello Danbury PD, I'm a UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENT who wants to report another UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENT who's up to no good..."
I swear do journalists use their brain when interviewing this lying assclown of a mayor? It's not like Boughton has a history of misleading the public when it comes to immigration...
LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Community Forum 02.15.12 broadcast
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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.
CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION
CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MIKE McLACHLAN (then MAYOR CHIEF OF STAFF) DEPOSITION
Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )
(02.25.08) Court docket
(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order
(09.26.07) Press Release
Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)
(02.25.08) Court Docket
Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims
Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss
Order on Motion to Dismiss
Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint
NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies
(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid
(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid
(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser
(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup
City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage
(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally
(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens
Word of raid spread across the country
(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference
(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park
Santos Family Story
VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents
VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns
VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU
2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum
A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe