Make sure to read my latest OP-ED in the lastest edition of the Tribuna Newspaper where I give my take on what I heard and didn’t hear from REpublican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski's two recent town hall events in Greater Danbury.
As we approach the end of the campaign season, candidates for state office will make their appeals to the public to secure their votes. During these times, residents should expect their candidates to address concerns in their community and offer insightful and meaningful dialogue towards tackling those issues; people should expect that their state representatives genuinely understand their troubles and pledge to work in the community's best interest.
Recently, I attended two town hall meetings in Greater Danbury held by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski. I wanted to see whether the individual running for the state's top elected post truly understands and appreciates long-standing issues in my area or would sermonize the public with prepared talking points that are not pertinent to local concerns.
To say I was disappointed in what I heard from the candidate who has been running for Governor for the last four years would be an understatement.
Rad the rest of my take on Stefanowski's visit to my neck of the woods by clikcing here.
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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.