VIDEO: Q&A with 110th State Rep candidate Emanuela Palmares
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Time: 12:46 PM
Of all of the campaigns for state office in Greater Danbury, the race that's generating the most interest in the area centers on the race in 110th district (downtown Danbury) with long time incumbent Bob Godfrey facing a formidable challenge from editor and Partner of Tribuna Newspaper Emanuela Palmares.
Recently, Danbury Newstimes Managing Editor Jean Dubail and yours truly led a panel Q&A with 110th State Rep. candidate Emanuela Palmares on the Marty Heiser show.
I'll give me take on the 110th district race (this district covers downtown Danbury) and Palmares' candidacy soon.
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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.