Civil Liberties

The Moment Has Arrived. The State of Rhode Island Has Capitulated. Citizens Will Get “Their Day In Court”!

It’s A Post! It’s A Fundraiser! Videos! Masking Studies! Legal Paperwork!   The Decision is in! The State of Rhode Island has officially submitted to the “Will of the People” by settling with Parents United in the Southwell v. McKee Case. Of course, there were shenanigans, hi jinx & a[Read More…]

by February 10, 2024

INTERIM AGREEMENT FILED IN LAWSUIT CHALLENGING LANDLORD’S RETALIATORY CONDUCT AGAINST TENANTS SEEKING TO ORGANIZE

  From The Rhode Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union:   Attorneys for the R.I. Center for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of RI today announced an interim settlement in a lawsuit filed last month challenging the threatened evictions of tenants for associating with Reclaim RI, a[Read More…]

by February 7, 2024

Bait & Switch At RIDOH: Plaintiffs In Masking Case Southwell v. McKee File Contempt Charges Against Rhode Island Department of Health

    The Plaintiffs in McKee V. Southwell have taken their battle back to the Courts … Filing to Hold the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, under the legal direction of $108K/Year Interim Legal Honcho Julia Wyman, ss the State of Rhode Island Department of Health failed to[Read More…]

by January 30, 2024

White House, US Department of Education & US Office of Gun Violence Prevention Triple Down on Firearm Safe Storage (Town Hall Video & Statements Included)

  On January 25, the Biden Administration tripled down on promoting “Safe Storage of Firearms” with First Lady Jill Biden, US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, & White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention Director Stef Feldman hosting a town hall, alongside of school principals at the White House, in order[Read More…]

by January 28, 2024

Guilty! Grebien Administration Charter Review Minions Found In Violation of Multiple Open Meeting Laws

  Repudiation is the watchword in Pawtucket City Hall as the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General found the Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien-led Charter Review Commission … Most say founded as an act of political retribution against an independent Pawtucket School Committee …  guilty of two outright violations of[Read More…]

by January 27, 2024

Flash! Did The Rhode Island Department of Health Just Try A “Bait & Switch” On A Legal Settlement?

  The verdict, as it was, was in. After a protracted, multi-year court battle, in a landmark settlement, the State of Rhode Island agreed to the terms of Parents United, in the case of Southwell v. McKee. To simplify? The State of Rhode Island agreed to hold public hearings in[Read More…]

by January 26, 2024

ACLU OF RI RELEASES REPORT ON PUBLIC COMMENT POLICIES OF CITY & TOWN COUNCILS, SCHOOL COMMITTEES (Report Included)

  From The Rhode Island Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union: (ACLU Report at Bottom of Page)   The ACLU of Rhode Island released a report today detailing the written public comment policies of every city and town council and school committee across the state, finding that, while most council and[Read More…]

by January 23, 2024

Statement From Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence on the Murder of Jocelyn DoCouto

  Michael J. Fernandes, of Knowles Street in Pawtucket, is charged in the brutal murder of Jocelyn DoCouto, just weeks after being issued a No Contact order in a Rhode Island District Court. Ms. DoCouto, a successful entrepreneur, community activist & leader was shot & killed Friday January 19th, near[Read More…]

by January 23, 2024

Rhode Island Representative Statements on Roe v. Wade Anniversary!

Rhode Island Congressmen Gabe Amo& Seth Magaziner issued the following statements in observance of the 51rst Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision:   Congressman Amo’s Statement on the  51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade     Congressman Gabe Amo (D-RI-01) released the following statement: “Today marks the 51st Anniversary of the Supreme[Read More…]

by January 22, 2024

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Announces Formation of the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness

    From The Office of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont: Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is establishing a panel of agency heads within his administration that will be known as the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness and will be responsible for collaborating on a multi-agency approach that strengthen[Read More…]

by January 14, 2024