Articles by: Pat Ford

ACLU FILES BRIEF IN U.S. SUPREME COURT IN MAJOR “SEARCH AND SEIZURE” CASE FROM RHODE ISLAND

Joining with groups that span the ideological spectrum, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in a case raising significant issues concerning the scope of Fourth Amendment protections and police warrantless searches of the home. The brief argues that[Read More…]

by January 25, 2021

Embattled Union Head Only Labor Union Appointment To McKee Transition Team

In a surprise move, Democratic Governor In Waiting Dan McKee’s recently announced transition team included only 1 representative of organized labor. And that representative? Armand Sabatoni, General Secretary – Treasurer of LIUNA. The embattled Union representing dealers at Twin River Casinos The situation at Twin River appears to be dire:[Read More…]

by January 25, 2021

January 25: The World Says NO To The War In Yemen. Massachusetts Participates In The Global Day Of Action

  On Monday January 25, Massachusetts residents will join our brothers and sisters in 17 countries around the world to lend our voices to the world’s cry for an end to the war on Yemen. We will demand that U.S. military contractors stop providing Saudi Arabia with bombs and other[Read More…]

by January 23, 2021

Mock Wedding Pilot & Training Video Production Confirmed For The Rhode Island Coalition of Wedding & Event Professionals

  A Mock Wedding will be held at Ocean Cliff on Tuesday, January 26. Organized by the Rhode Island Coalition of Wedding & Event Professionals, this is a great partnership with Rhode Island Commerce as well as the Department of Health, Department of Business Regulation and the Providence Warwick Convention[Read More…]

by January 23, 2021

ACLU SUES TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH OVER POLITICAL SIGN BAN

A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU of RI cooperating attorney Richard A. Sinapi challenges a Portsmouth town ordinance that bans the posting of political signs on residential property. The lawsuit is on behalf of town resident Michael DiPaola, who recently erected a series of signs on his property that express[Read More…]

by January 22, 2021

ACLU CALLS FOR STRONGER ACTION TO ADDRESS “PERSISTENT” PROVIDENCE POLICE BODY CAMERA VIOLATIONS   

  Citing repeated instances of police failing to activate their body cameras in high profile encounters with the public, the ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré and Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr. to take stronger steps, including establishing a more vigorous audit[Read More…]

by January 19, 2021

Republican Conservative Caucus: Cancel Culture Attempts the Impossible

Today the RCC Chair again spoke out on the aftermath of the tragic event. Ms. Holmes-Brackett took note of legislation being filed in the US House and Senate to officially designate any MAGA themed organized action as Domestic Terrorism. “According to DC Journalist, Paul Sperry, Senator Durbin and Representative Schneider will introduce[Read More…]

by January 14, 2021

RI Democratic Women’s Caucus Executive Committee Asks Incoming Governor McKee to Appoint a Woman as Lieutenant Governor

The Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus Executive Committee is writing to encourage future Governor McKee to appoint a woman to be the next Lieutenant Governor. In Rhode Island, women make up over 51% of the population, yet upon Governor Raimondo’s departure, only 1 in 9 –a mere 11%– of top[Read More…]

by January 14, 2021

A Palace Coup? John Phillips Mark Rutherford Conner Drigotas Discuss: Implications Of The Trump Riot

Coup? Insurrection? A Reflection Of Today’s Political Realities? It was an “Open Mic” kind of night, as Host Pat Ford is joined by 3 Libertarians O’ Note: John Phillips: Libertarian National Committee Regional Representative … Someone who can be described as a Conscience of The Liberty Movement Conner Drigotas: Director[Read More…]

by January 9, 2021

The Coalition Radio Focus On Business: Dave Levesque – Rhode Island’s Brewed Awakenings 12/29/20 PT2

Dave Levesque, Proprietor Extraordinaire of Brewed Awakenings, joined The Coalition Focus On Business for the second part of the evenings proceedings. Brewed’s history, their evolution from Coffee House to a full Dining Experience. And of course, the Covid Era Challenges facing any Food/Entertainment Business. We talk supply chains, employees, fixed[Read More…]

by January 9, 2021