Alfonso Robinson

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VIDEO: Helena Abrantes on Danbury 11 case four years later: “Boughton was not telling the truth”

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG

Helena Abrantes comments on allegations that Boughton misled the public about city’s role in the ICE raid at Kennedy Park. 2007 Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Debate. Photo by CTBlogger

This past week, I had the opportunity to interview 2nd Ward Democratic City Council candidate Helena Abrantes and talk to her about her campaign. For those who don’t recall, Abrantes was the 2007 mayoral candidate who faced off against Mark Boughton during a time when the mayor was under fire for comments he made regarding the city’s role in the immigration raid at Kennedy Park (more commonly known as the Danbury 11 case).

Although Boughton stated repeatedly that Danbury played no role in the ICE undercover sting operation against day laborers, during her run for mayor court documents showed that Danbury Police did played a significant role in the raid.

Four years after her run for mayor, Abrantes gave her thoughts on the case including what we learned from Boughton’s deposition as well as the city’s decision to settle the matter.

You will be able to view my interview with Abrantes in full soon…


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4 Responses

  1. Bill M. says:

    Is this the same Helen who voted absentee and won’t even be around for election day? But this is good ol’ Al, can’t let it die……

  2. admiral obvious says:

    I just find it odd that i can’t recall Al going after any democrats or independants, are they perfect?

  3. Thomas T says:

    In response to the previous comment. Thank god for this blog. If not for this blog then most of the public would have no idea of the constant lies and manipulation heaped on us by the current mayor and his rubber stamp city government. He has no problem in blatantly standing up and lying to the public. Case and point he stood up in a recent debate and proclaimed we have a triple A bond rating. As a matter of fact it was the cornerstone of his accomplishments according to him. When he knows as do i and many others its just a lie. Our bond rating with two of the major rating agencies is not good at best. According to S & P the most respected of all the ratings agencies our rating is the same as Waterbury! Dont believe me look itup. it is all available here on the web. Standardandpoors dot com,Moodys dot com and fitchrating dot com. He knows this and still stands up and proclaims triple A! I wanted to jump out of my seat and scream THATS JUST A LIE!!! Now you may want to believe that this guy is for you and all the others in Danbury. The fact is he would slit your and my throat if it would get him to the next level. Al knows this and tells the truth. You dont like it read the news Times they are more then willing to keep Boughtons lies going for you the public. If you want the truth keep reading Als blogs. It is your choice.

  4. admiral obvious says:

    The constant anti-Boughton bias in this blog takes away any weight of the alligations which are frequently hurled. Boughton could stop Alfonso’s house from burning and he would write complaining about Boughton leaving out the garden hose and the water stains on the carpet.