I guess this means Al Baker is no longer Chief of Police...
The latest job opening
at the Danbury Police Department tells the story...
The NewsTimes has the details
on this important event to be held this Saturday.
The Danbury Area Refugee Assistance is seeking to co-sponsor a refugee family who will settle in the area in the coming months.
In partnership with the New-Haven based Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, the coalition has committed to finding and furnishing an apartment for the refugees, helping the adults find jobs, registering the children in school and connecting the family to health and social services.
The fundraising dinner will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury.
The event will feature a jazz band, belly dancing, a silent auction, an open bar and other offerings. Tickets are $45 at the door.
The group, which is led by Bethel resident James Naddeo, was formed last fall and it’s still not a tax-exempt organization, so all donations are considered gifts and are not tax exempt.
For more information, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please lend your support for this important cause...
Take the $65,000 X-Mas lights down already!
I guess the mayor cares so much about his $65,000 dollar X-Mas light show so much that he wants to be like the wacky neighbor that keeps up lights all year long.
Main Street...Jan 26 2016...unreal...
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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