Well, well, well...it's been a while but I think my semi-hiatus from reporting on Danbury politics has come to an end...lets just say that the gloves are coming off ;-)
I know, I know, most people who read this are wondering if I"m going to go on some anti-Boughton crusade or go off on immigration issues...well if you're here for that, than I'm sorry to say that I'll be happy to disappoint you (to some extent).
From my continued quest for COMPLETE transparency, holding politicians and politicos legally accountable for their past actions/statements to the public (regardless of their political ideology), and promoting my new outlook fort the city that I love, I'll discuss my self-imposed sabbatical from the insanity in Greater Danbury very soon.
Strap yourself in folks...it's been a while and I have a lot on my mind...and a bunch of new tools at my disposal ;-) #DanburyFirst
04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school
06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"
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.