freekennyeditAn estimated 100 supporters packed La Palomba Sabanera Friday to help Ken Krayeske (pictured) raise money for his legal defense fund. Krayeske is the reporter and political activist arrested while taking photos at Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s inaugural parade and held for 13 hours by police until her ball that night was over. He sported a “Free Kenny” black hooded sweatshirt and briefly addressed supporters. Visibly moved by the enoromous support of both friends and strangers, he thanked the crowd for defending his civil rights and supporting democracy. Introduced to the crowd by Cliff Thornton, the Green Party candidate who ran against Rell this fall, Krayeske said his life was changed forever when he was hired to work on Thornton’s campaign. Before getting too emotional he moved on to thank others involved in helping organize the fundraiser, like his sister Holly and the owner of La Palomba Luis Cotto.  kennycrowd