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  • Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Empty [Connecticut]

    10/08/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | October 8, 2010, updated 23 minuts ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BRANFORD, Conn. — Police and FBI agents Friday night said a tractor-trailer stopped in Branford, Conn., and suspected of carrying explosives was empty, NBC station WVIT of Hartford reported." SNIPPET: "Police were told to be on the lookout for a brown Peterbilt tractor-trailer that may have a bomb in it that was en route from Rhode Island to New York City, the New Haven Register reported. Officers were told if they encountered it to stop it and create a perimeter and stand by. Branford is about 80 miles north of New York City. In another incident, around 6:21 p.m....
  • Activist blasts immigration policy in Danbury speech (CT)

    05/05/2008 5:08:31 AM PDT · by Puppage · 14 replies · 63+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 5/05/08 | Puppage
    Danbury (AP) -- Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton told a Danbury church congregation that the immigration policy in the city is unfair. Sharpton is criticizing the way Danbury officials have handled the illegal immigration issue. Nine men who were nabbed after an undercover officer offered laborers work are being deported. Sharpton says he doesn't lie to people and then deport them. Sharpton was the guest speaker Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church and told the group that he plans to get arrested in New York on Wednesday. He says the action is part of a civil disobedience demonstration to...
  • Rev. Sharpton says he plans to get arrested Wednesday (Showboating race pimp strikes again!)

    05/05/2008 2:52:10 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 32 replies · 152+ views
    News-Times ^ | 05/05/2008 | Brian Koonz
    By Brian Koonz THE NEWS-TIMES DANBURY - After blasting President Bush and the nation's immigration policy Sunday, the Rev. Al Sharpton said he plans to get arrested in New York on Wednesday as part of a civil disobedience demonstration to protest the Sean Bell verdict. Sharpton, the Brooklyn-born civil rights activist, said he plans to get arrested at One Police Plaza at 3 p.m. to protest last month's acquittals of three New York police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed Bell, who was unarmed. Sharpton revealed his arrest plans, the cornerstone of a six-site demonstration, at New Hope Baptist...
  • Thousands protest ICE partnership (CT illegal immigration law enforcement)

    02/07/2008 3:32:26 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 11 replies · 596+ views
    The News-Times (Danbury, CT) ^ | February 7, 2008 | John Pirro
    DANBURY -- Some were young people, who feared their parents could be deported. Others were parents, concerned about the safety of their children. Still others who attended Wednesday night's mass rally at City Hall had no personal stake in a proposed partnership between Danbury police and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. But they came to voice their opposition to the plan and their support for those who could be affected by it. "This is what being an American is all about, fighting for your rights," said Fernanda Franco, of Bethel, a legal Brazilian immigrant whose rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner"...
  • Illegal immigrant debate in Danbury (CT)

    01/04/2008 7:27:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 21 replies · 110+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 01/04/2008 | Puppage
    Danbury (WTNH) _ Protesters gathered outside Danbury City Hall tonight to rally against a plan that will crackdown on crime involving illegal immigrants. "Immigrant rights are under attack! What do we do! Stand up! Fight back," was the rally cry outside City Hall. Working with federal immigration agents, two to four Danbury police officers would be trained to handle immigration investigations, arrests, detainments and even begin the deportation process. Inside, dozens of citizens in favor of the plan say it is critical to curb crime committed by Danbury's illegal population. "We chronically hear that we need tools, we need things,...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2007 8:59:34 PM PDT · by LindaKeay · 276+ views
    Any fears or doubts about our country are quickly put to rest on those days when Americans come out and show their colors. Memorial Day 2007 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA was one of those days. Americans who can remember World War II were joined by those growing up during the war on terror, in honoring our fallen soldiers. For photos, please go to http://reportingobjectively.blogspot.com/
  • Illegal immigrants 'a ready victim class'

    10/25/2006 2:18:25 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 587+ views
    The News-Times [Danbury, CT] ^ | October 25, 2006 | Fred Lucas
    DeStefano calls for the state to issue identification cards as New Haven does Democrat John DeStefano is running for governor. One role the state can play in addressing illegal immigration is to issue ID cards, said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, the Democratic candidate for governor. "They are a ready victim class. They have no Social Security number so they have no bank account, so they keep a large amount of cash on hand," DeStefano said. "Because of that, they become victims of crimes, but they don't report the crime to police because they are afraid of what will happen."...
  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Supreme Court got Jefferson's "wall of separation" wrong)

    08/26/2006 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Amendment10 · 409 replies · 5,946+ views
    "3. Resolved that it is true as a general principle and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the constitution that ‘the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people’: and that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, all lawful powers respecting the same did of right remain, & were reserved, to the states or...
  • Electrocution prompts lawsuit - Estate of painter sues [non-citizen suing non-profit]

    08/01/2006 7:06:01 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 112 replies · 1,705+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | August 1, 2006 | Karen Ali
    NEWTOWN - The estate of a man electrocuted while painting the Newtown Meeting House is suing the town and the nonprofit group that controls the local landmark, claiming the work environment wasn't safe.Virginia Martinez of Port Chester, N.Y., filed a lawsuit against Newtown and the Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown Inc. on July 19. Martinez, a family friend, claims that the town and the trust were negligent in the July 26, 2004, death of Ivan Patricio Tenecela, a native of Ecuador who lived in Port Chester, N.Y. Danbury Probate Court appointed Martinez as executrix of Tenecela's estate In April 2005."It...
  • The Mythical "Wall of Separation": How a Misused Metaphor Changed Church–State Law . . .

    06/24/2006 2:00:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 167 replies · 2,351+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 6/23/06 | Daniel L. Dreisbach
    No metaphor in American letters has had a more profound influence on law and policy than Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” Today, this figure of speech is accepted by many Americans as a pithy description of the constitutionally prescribed church–state arrangement, and it has become the sacred icon of a strict separationist dogma that champions a secular polity in which religious influences are systematically and coercively stripped from public life.In our own time, the judiciary has embraced this figurative phrase as a virtual rule of constitutional law and as the organizing theme of church–state jurisprudence, even...
  • Accused drug dealers get off - Judge agrees racial profiling was at play

    05/31/2006 7:49:33 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 90 replies · 1,343+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | May 31, 2006 | Karen Ali
    DANBURY — In a decision Superior Court trial referee Robert Callahan "agonized long and hard over," he ruled in favor of two accused drug dealers who claimed they were stopped outside the Sheraton in Danbury in 2004 only because they were black. In a written decision dated May 17 and received Friday by defense lawyers, Callahan said he came to his decision, which essentially guts the state's case against the men, "reluctantly" and after "soul-searching." Lawyer James Diamond of Danbury said his client Demetere Taft, 30, of Beaver Street, is "obviously very pleased that the judge has agreed with the...
  • Waiting for an apology - WestConn protester says speech shouldn't have been political [graduation]

    05/24/2006 5:44:52 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 34 replies · 1,572+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | May 24, 2006 | Heather Barr
    DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University graduate Krista M. Lindstedt wants an apology from commencement speaker Catherine Crier, who turned Sunday's graduation ceremony into "more of a political rally than a commencement speech that should be positive, motivational and happy." "Overall she offended a lot of people," said Lindstedt, 33, of Crier's speech, which lasted at least 20 minutes. "It was completely, completely inappropriate. It was a slap in the face to veterans" — and soldiers like herself. An Air Force staff sergeant, Lindstedt is a medical services "craftsman," doing everything a civilian nurse does, although she cannot give intravenous...
  • Illegal problem is the worst ['Stop the Invasion' protest planned in southwest CT]

    01/04/2006 2:16:21 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    The News-Times [Danbury, CT] ^ | January 4, 2006 | Eugene Driscoll
    Anti-illegal immigrant group plans 'Stop the Invasion' protest in Danbury DANBURY — A controversial anti-illegal immigrant group is planning a "Stop the Invasion" demonstration Saturday at Kennedy Park. Latino day laborers gather each morning around Kennedy Park, between Kennedy Avenue and Elm Street, hoping to be hired by contractors. "Hiring illegals at Kennedy Park is a criminal activity. It is against the law," said Paul Streitz, a founding member of Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control. Streitz' group wants the United States to close its borders, enforce existing immigration laws — and to send undocumented immigrants back to their homelands. Streitz...
  • Freedom of Religion in America: Adieu! - (ex-CBS, Gannet VP deplores loss of God in US)

    06/28/2005 10:17:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 545+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    A few days ago, the majority of the Supreme Court ruled as if it were using the Constitution of France instead of the Constitution of the USA. The French Constitution states that its nation is a secular one, while our Constitution states that we are a nation under God. One would not know this if the majority of the Supreme Court today is to be believed Mark Levin states in his book, Men in Black, “Chief Justice William Rehnquist has written that the Court ‘bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.’” Based on a misreading of Thomas...
  • Suspect charged after alleged drunken ride in stolen plane

    06/22/2005 2:06:11 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 59 replies · 998+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | June 22, 2005 | AP
    (Harrison, N.Y.-AP, June 22, 2005 2:25 PM) _ An 20-year-old man, allegedly intoxicated, is under arrest after allegedly stealing a small plane in Connecticut. The man took two friends on a three-hour joyride early this morning that somehow ended with a safe landing at a darkened Westchester County Airport. County Executive Andrew Spano says that when an airport security car met the four-seat Cessna at 4:15 a.m. and the plane doors opened, a significant number of beer cans spilled to the ground. Police say the plane's 20-year-old "pilot," Philippe Patricio, of Bethel, Connecticut, was arrested with a blood alcohol level...
  • LI Couple Dies In Connecticut Plane Crash

    05/24/2005 5:35:33 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 1,837+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | May 24, 2005 6:42 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    Two people were killed Monday morning when the small plane they were in crashed and burst into flames near Danbury Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The Cessna 182 went down at 11:30 a.m. in a wooded area about four miles north of the airport, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said. The crash site is near both New Fairfield High School and a middle school. Both schools remained in session and no students were injured, school officials said. Sgt. J. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman, said the plane was heading to Long Island from Albany, N.Y. Federal and state authorities...
  • Danbury wants state cops to go after illegals

    04/19/2005 8:03:05 AM PDT · by tomball · 13 replies · 905+ views
    TheNewsTimes ^ | April 16, 2005 | Eugene Driscoll
    DANBURY — Mayor Mark Boughton has called for some state police officers to be deputized as immigration agents and crack down on illegal immigrants in Danbury and around the state. "The federal government has an inability to do its job as it relates to immigration," Boughton said. "The fact of the matter is that this is out of control. I recognize that we are a nation of immigrants. This is not about immigrants. This is about illegal immigration. There is a difference." Under a 1996 federal immigration law, any municipality or state can make the request for its officers...
  • Connecticut Town Struggles With Illegal Immigrants

    05/07/2005 10:42:36 AM PDT · by antonia · 76 replies · 2,204+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2005 | fox news
    DANBURY, Conn. - Mayor Mark Boughton blames the government for his town's inability to cope with 15,000 illegal immigrants, approximately 19 percent of the overall population. "This is one community that has been incredibly stressed by failed federal policy and we need help," said Boughton. Because the illegal residents aren't counted in the U.S. census, Danbury doesn't receive any federal aid for them. "In terms of our social services, this presents a tremendous strain, particularly on quality of life of our neighborhoods, our schools our health care system," Boughton said. Residents complain the influx is killing property values. Homeowner Peter...
  • My Letter To The Hartford CT (Commie) Courant--Illegal Immigration in Danbury

    05/07/2005 4:24:29 AM PDT · by cgbg · 2 replies · 230+ views
    cgbgjr | May 7, 2005 | cgbgjr
    Subject: I Blame The Editors For This One Mark Spencer wrote an article entitled "City Experiences Clash of Cultures" that is below the fold on today's front page. The article is actually quite good, particularly if you read the entire article. The problem is what is on the front page. The whole point of the article, the whole issue of the article, the whole reason for the article is because of: _Illegal_ immigration Not just any kind of immigration, _Illegal_ immigration A discerning reader can figure this out on page A4, where Mr. Spencer mentions it many times.   The...
  • Danbury latest front in illegal immigration debate

    04/24/2005 4:53:02 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 67 replies · 1,707+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 24, 2005 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    Danbury latest front in illegal immigration debate By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer April 24, 2005, 4:36 PM EDT DANBURY, Conn. -- Thousands of miles from where the so-called Minutemen volunteers patrol the Mexican border, this small city has erupted as a hotbed in a growing national debate over illegal immigration.
  • Region s gun owners turn out for free locks

    07/09/2002 7:41:52 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 404+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES [Danbury CT] ^ | July 9, 2002 | Karen Ali
    As part of a national program called Project HomeSafe, free gun locks were handed out Monday in Danbury. Lt. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, spoke briefly to local gun owners. DANBURY — As New Milford resident John Busch’s 18-month-old daughter starts to "get out and about,” he is starting to worry that she might discover the guns he and his wife own. So when he heard gun locks would be handed out for free on Monday, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick up several. The gun locks were given out as part of a national program called Project HomeSafe,...
  • Strong Net sex crime bills fail - Lawmakers feared rights violations (via Christina Long murder)

    05/27/2002 4:40:43 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 434+ views
    The News-Times (Danbury CT) ^ | May 27, 2002 | Michael P. McKinney
    Legislation allowing Connecticut police to more quickly investigate Internet sex crimes like the one that apparently led to the death of 13-year-old Christina Long failed this year because state lawmakers worried about violating civil liberties. So while officials praised the quickness of the FBI in tracking down Saul dos Reis, 25, of Greenwich, who investigators say confessed to the killing, state experts and local police say Connecticut’s reliance on federal agencies is unwise given the rapid spread of Internet sex crime. “Everybody has their own job to do,” said Danbury Detective Capt. Mitchell Weston, “and we were lucky in this...