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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha Allows Police To Hide Records Of Misconduct

At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted demands for more police accountability in Rhode Island and across the country, the state Attorney General’s office has issued an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) opinion which makes it more difficult for the public to monitor allegations of misconduct by[Read More…]

by August 26, 2020

Why Won’t Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Take The “FEMA Money” For Unemployment Relief

  At today’s (08/19/20) weekly Press Conference, surprised many attendees, including The Coalition’s Pat Ford, by continuing to maintain ignorance? unfamiliarity? with money allocated by Federal Agency FEMA, for temporary unemployment assistance. At press, nearly 20 States had applied, with a least 9 receiving approval. Arizona, infamous for it’s threadbare[Read More…]

by August 19, 2020

Equality, Justice, Dignity! Voices Against Injustice #Justice For Dominique #JusticeForJoseph #JusticeForAlex

  From Organizer Tiffany Coderre Dominique Silva, was murdered by a Pawtucket police officer, four years ago. His family was only recently granted a police report due to the block from the City of Pawtucket denying the family access. Numerous statements made by police and city have been disproved in[Read More…]

by August 19, 2020

ACLU OF RI SUES ON BEHALF OF BLACK RECRUIT DRUMMED OUT OF THE PROVIDENCE POLICE ACADEMY

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has today filed a federal lawsuit charging the Providence Police Department with race discrimination and other violations of the rights of a Black recruit who was involuntarily dismissed last year from the Police Academy just a few weeks before graduation and after enduring months of harassment[Read More…]

by August 18, 2020

SCOTUS Rejects GOP Effort to Force Rhode Islanders to Risk Their Health to Vote During COVID-19

In an important win for voting rights, the Supreme Court today rejected efforts by the Republican National Committee and Rhode Island Republican Party to try and block Rhode Island from eliminating witness/notary requirements for vote by mail in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic The state had agreed to drop the[Read More…]

by August 14, 2020

Stephanie Meuse – RI Day Of Action For A Safe Return To Schools – Rejoins The Coalition Talk Radio!

Stephanie Meuse – RI Day Of Action For A Safe Return To Schools – Rejoins The Coalition Talk Radio! We Talk: RI Day Of Action For A Safe Return To Schools Finally, A Teacher’s Perspective! Minus The Urban Legends Stephanie Meuse is an East Providence resident, mom of twin toddlers[Read More…]

by August 13, 2020

Stockton University Drops Five Charges For Student’s Political Facebook Status-Disruption Charge Remains

Stockton University drops five charges for student’s political Facebook status, disruption charge remains Amid public backlash, Stockton now claims student’s Facebook status, not his Zoom background of Trump, is the “substantial disruption” warranting the charge Student still faces probation, community service, a decision-making workshop, and a fine for expressing his[Read More…]

by August 12, 2020

Amy Joy Glidden CoCordinator RI Transit Riders Joined The Coalition: We Talk Kennedy Square!

Am Amy Joy Glidden – RI Transit Riders Joined The Coalition Talk Radio! We “Talked”: Kennedy Square … That 35 Million Dollar Bond … RIPTer Marrying RIDOT? … Please Open The Damn Bathrooms? And Of Course:  Joseph Paolino, To Whom We Ask The Immortal Question … How Can We Miss[Read More…]

by August 11, 2020

Groups Respond To RNC / Rhode Island GOP Appeal Of Mail Ballot Case To Supreme Court

    Two weeks ago, the state of Rhode Island agreed to eliminate witness/notary requirements for vote by mail throughout the 2020 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in a consent decree resolving a lawsuit brought  by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Rhode Island, Campaign Legal Center, and the law[Read More…]

by August 10, 2020

Tina Pedersen & Congressman Langevin, Michael Matracia & Alyssa Gleason on the ADA 30th Anniversary

  A Very Special Evening … As Tina G Pedersen, President of RAMP:Real Access Motivates Progress. Celebrates & Commemorates The 30th Anniversary of the ADA America With Disabilities Act. Joining Tina: Alyssa Gleason: Rhode Island Governor’s Commission On Planning … Michael Matracia: Providence Policeman & The Honorable James Langevin: United[Read More…]

by August 9, 2020