My first of one on one interview is with Julie Kushner, who is running for a third term as State Senator for the 24th State Senate District.
Among the various races for state office, the contest in the 24th district has garnished a great deal of attention in the area.
Republicans and critics of the State Senator aligned with charter school advocates are hoping to remove Kushner from office, while supporters and anti-charter school opponents hoping to send the State Senator back to Hartford for another term.
This is my fourth time interviewing Senator Kushner, and no topic was off-limits.
Here's the interview in full. Tomorrow, I'll post my one-on-one interview with Kushner's opponent, Republican Michelle Coehlo.
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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.