Articles by: Pat Ford

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Issues Statement On Federal Supreme Court Case Caniglia V. Strom

In a rare unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court re-affirmed some of the most sacred principles we have under Constitutional law – the right to be secure in our homes and free from governmental intrusion without a judicially-authorized warrant. In Caniglia v. Strom, a case that originated right here[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021

AG Neronha To Discuss State & Local Responses To Hate Crimes On National Panel

  On May 18, Attorney General Neronha will participate as a panelist in State and Local Responses to Rising Hate, a national discussion hosted by the Attorney General Alliance and moderated by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, featuring leaders from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League.[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021


In an important victory for privacy rights, the U.S Supreme Court today unanimously rejected police arguments that engaging in a non-criminal “community caretaking” function allows  them to search a person’s home without a warrant. The American Civil Liberties Union of  Rhode Island had filed a “friend of the court” brief[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021

New Organization – Rebuild Woonsocket – Launches Unprecedented Effort to Reshape City Politics

  A group of community members and activists from across the city are excited to announce the formation and launch of a new organization, Rebuild Woonsocket. The virtual launch will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 5:30pm, and will feature a line-up of exciting speakers who will get us[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021

Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline Leading Push In Congress To Crack Down On Untraceable Firearms

In order to address the growing threat that ghost guns present to public safety, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced the introduction of the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021. “Gun violence is a public health epidemic in our country. In recent years, the increased presence of ghost guns[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Filippi Statement On Passage Of The IGT/Twin River 20 Year, No-Bid Gaming Contract

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi offers the following statement regarding the passage of the amended legislation authorizing the Governor to negotiate the IGT/Twin River 20-year, no-bid deal: “Tonight, members of the House Minority Caucus offered numerous, substantive amendments to improve the meager jobs mandate and woeful financial[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021

Rhode Island State Police: Announcement of Special Victims Unit

The Rhode Island State Police announces the establishment of a Special Victims Unit within the Detective Bureau. The Special Victims Unit is responsible for investigating cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, child molestation, missing children, sex offender registration violations, commercial sexual exploitation of children, in addition to human[Read More…]

by May 11, 2021

Vicente’s: A New Supermarket To Serve The Residents of Pawtucket!

New Supermarket to Serve the Residents of Pawtucket  PAWTUCKET- The City of Pawtucket is happy to announce that a new supermarket will be coming soon to serve the residents of Pawtucket and will be opening its doors in the City’s Woodlawn neighborhood, this summer. For several years, the 15,000 sf, former Ocean State[Read More…]

by May 10, 2021

More Than A Cancelled Fundraiser: Did Dan McKee “Cancel” His Center Right Support

The ascension of Dan McKee to the Governorship of Rhode Island brought high hopes to Moderate Democrats & Centrist (Often Closeted) Republicans across Rhode Island. Frustrated with outgoing Governor Gina Raimondo’s clutch on the purse strings of Federal Covid Relief Funds, originally destined for business relief, yet quarantined to provide[Read More…]

by May 10, 2021

Mother’s Day without Mom – By Joanne Giannini

It’s that time of year again.  No, I don’t mean Springtime or daylight savings time. It’s Mother’s Day. For those of us who have lost their mom or never knew their mom, it can be a bittersweet day on Mother’s day without her.  We may all take comfort in the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2021