VIDEO: One on one with Energy and Technology Co-chair State Rep. David Arconti
Monday, August 17, 2020 Time: 7:44 AM
Recently, I had an opportunity to interview my State Representative, David Arconti of the 109th district, and get his take on Eversource's response to the recent storm as well as the controversy surrounding the utility company's rate increase.
As co-chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, recently, Rep. Arconti called for a public hearing to address the mounting criticism towards Eversource's hanlding of the electricity outages as a result of the storm and backlash towards the company's sudden delivery rate increase, which took many residents by surprise.
Here's my full/un-edited Zoom interview with Rep. Arconti...if you have any questions for the State Rep., you can reach him at David.Arconti@cga.ct.gov.
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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.