Civil Liberties

Attorney General issues APRA finding in Lyssikatos v. Narragansett Police Department

    Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has issued a finding in response to an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) complaint filed against the Narragansett Police Department by Dimitri Lyssikatos. As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney General found that 14 internal[Read More…]

by April 16, 2021

RI Sen Sam Bell Calls For Corrections Chief To Resign: “Gina Raimondo Has Blood On Her Hands”

Breaking! Attending a demonstration held by the Decarcerate NOW Coalition, protesting living conditions and civil rights violations at Rhode Island prisons, influential State Senator Sam Bell called for, among other demands, the immediate resignation of Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, Esq. “There is blood on the hands of Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, there[Read More…]

by April 10, 2021


  What: A speaker program of family members and formerly incarcerated people regarding recent and longstanding abuses by the Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, followed by a march through Roger Williams Park When: 2 PM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 Where: Roger Williams Park, starting from the Temple of Music Family[Read More…]

by April 9, 2021

Pawtucket Based Community United 4 Positive Change Issues List Of Demands

Communities United for Positive Change (CU4PC) is a group of Pawtucket residents and community leaders who came together in Spring 2020, after the George Floyd murder, in an effort to address city-wide concerns about accountability, transparency, racism and abuse of power within the Pawtucket Police Department. Joao Goncalves, Chairman of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2021


BAIL HEARINGS FOR ICE DETAINEES TO RESUME TOMORROW  WHAT: Bail hearings for ICE detainees held at the Wyatt Detention Center will resume tomorrow before District Judge Mary McElroy. There are currently 33 ICE detainees being held there, and 4 hearings are scheduled for tomorrow.  The hearings are the result of[Read More…]

by April 5, 2021

Boston Area Assange Defense Committee Sponsors Copley Square Rally On Anniversary Of Collateral Murder Wikileaks Video Release

Supporters of Julian Assange will rally at Copley Square, Boston,  on Monday, April 5 from 11:00 to 12:30. The rally will take place on the side of the Boston Pubic Library along Dartmouth Street. The Assange Defense Committee is calling for all charges against Assange to be dropped, and immediately[Read More…]

by April 4, 2021

Rhode Island Legal Services & ACLU File Court Brief Blasting State Education Policy Undermining Rights of English Language Learners

Rhode Island Legal Services and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island have filed a detailed brief in R.I. Superior Court seeking to overturn a decision issued last year by the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education (“Council”) that the groups claim violate “the rights of English Learners throughout[Read More…]

by March 30, 2021

Who’s Telling The Truth? Why Does Cumberland School Superintendent Mitchell Insist On Mandatory RICAS Participation?

  Standardized testing, by its very nature, is controversial. Typical allegations include, but are not limited to: Institutional Racism … Wasted Efforts “Teaching To The Test” … Lost Classroom Time (a charge exacerbated during the pandemic) … The Actual Validity Of The Data. So why, in the face of all[Read More…]

by March 30, 2021

Cumberland Superintendent Drops The Hammer! You WILL Take RICAS!

    FLASH! We’ve Updated The Story! Parents! Have you received this Email?  We will be discussing the legality of this, and other RICAS related issues on The Coalition Talk Radio .. Know Your Rights & Stay Tuned! From: Cumberland School Department <> Date: 3/26/2021 4:03:49 PM Subject: Superintendent’s Communication[Read More…]

by March 29, 2021

Rhode Island Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Archaic State Law That Deems Inmates Serving Life Sentences “Civilly Dead”

A federal judge today refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 100-year-old statute that declares inmates serving life sentences at the ACI to be “dead in all respects” with respect to “all civil rights.” The lawsuit, filed two years ago by ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys[Read More…]

by March 29, 2021