HatCityBLOG VIDEO: Sen. Blumenthal and local officials announced federal grant for senior living facility security enhancements
Friday, October 28, 2022 Time: 8:12 AM
On Wednesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal paid a visit to the area to announce the awarding of 250,000 dollars in grant money that will be used to address security concerns for seniors who reside at public housing facilities in the city.
The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Development will be used to enhance security at the Wooster Manor and Putnum Towers.
State and local officials joined Sen. Blumenthal in celebrating the grant announcement with seniors at Wooster Manor. Here's video footage of the ceremony.
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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.