It's time to bring an end to Christopher Columbus Ave.
Monday, October 12, 2020 Time: 12:11 PM
I'll be brief.
If you live in Danbury and support the blacklivesmatter movement, then NOW would be a good time to call for the eliminaiton of the name "Christopher Columbus Ave." and rename it after a city legend like Marian Anderson. It's time for Danbury to FINALLY give one of the city's most revered residents the respect and recognition she deserves...and remove the stain of Columbus' history from our city.
Maybe it's me but renaming a road in honor of a Danbury legend carries holds more weight than the attention being paid to remaining a sewer plant in honor of Mr. Dick Pants...
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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.