Why demolish the playground at Rogers Park in August?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Time: 7:12 PM
To say that the demolishment of the playground at Rogers Park is boneheaded would be an understatement.
The playground at Rogers Park has a very popular destination for youths (my kids play there several times a week) this summer so I was shocked is dismayed to see the playground be dismantled earlier today.
Although the city will probably install an upgraded playground, the question that I have, as well as many members of the public who are scratching their heads over this bizarre move, is why did the city have to demolish the playground NOW as opposed to the end of the summer when kids return to school. What are kids suppose to do in the meantime while the playground is being upgraded?
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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.