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Pawtucket Police Department Bicycle Patrols to Begin This Week

The Pawtucket Police Department will be launching the Bicycle Patrol again this year to starting this week and will continue through October. The Bicycle Patrol program enables officers to be more present in Pawtucket’s neighborhoods. The patrols are conducted at a slower rate of travel and allows for officers to be[Read More…]

by May 18, 2021

NEVER AGAIN RHODE ISLAND: RHODE ISLAND RESIDENTS-THE WYATT IS AN EXPENSIVE DISGRACE

  AT A HEARING FOR THE RHODE ISLAND STATE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, CONSTITUENTS MADE THEIR VOICE HEARD ON A SLATE OF BILLS THAT WOULD SHUT DOWN RHODE ISLAND’S ICE DETENTION FACILITY   Dozens of Rhode Island residents called in to a State Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today to testify in[Read More…]

by May 18, 2021

McKee Administration To Partner With Hospital Association-Rhode Island & Care New England To provide The State With Independent Third-Party Peer Review As Part Of Overall Reevaluation Of Eleanor Slater Hospital

Local physicians and hospital executives will conduct a peer review to help ensure appropriate, quality care is provided for some of the most complex medical and psychiatric patients in our state As part of an overall reevaluation of Eleanor Slater Hospital, Governor Dan McKee today announced a partnership between the[Read More…]

by May 18, 2021

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

U.S. SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY PROTECTS PRIVACY IN MAJOR “SEARCH AND SEIZURE” CASE FROM RHODE ISLAND 

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