It's been a little while since I've posted on the site due to a TREMENDOUS amount of time I've dedicated to updating my archive database, researching past city hall documents,n and updating this webpage for the upcoming municipal election season.
While I continue to get my house for what plans to be a very eventful campaign season, I wanted to catch my viewership with highlights from past events in the area.
Last December, Mayor Dean Esposito outlined his vision for the city in his State of the City Address. In a speech praised by his supporters while at times admonished by his critics, it's fair to say that what Mayor Esposito said and did not say in his speech will become a point of contention in a campaign season that has all of the ingredients of being one of the most politically volatile political seasons in recent memory.
From last December, here's footage of Mayor Esposito's State of the City Address. I'll provide my take on what Mayor Esposito said and omitted from the public.
04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school
06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"
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.