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Black Lives Matter RI PAC responds to Providence’s 15th homicide

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We demand that the Non-Violence Institute be given immediate funding to use their Street Outreach Worker program as a proactive solution to the rise of violence in the city. Violence Intervention Specialists should be transitioned from School Resource Officers in schools along with offering opportunities for at risk youth.


Black Lives Matter RI PAC has called for increased Non-Violence Institute funding in reaction to recent shooting:

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Providence while filming a music video late Thursday night. According to authorities, Dante Mann, 27, of Providence was shot and killed on Gallup Street in Providence’s South Side neighborhood just before midnight, marking Providence’s 15th homicide of the year, the highest since 2000.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has been tone-deaf to the uptick in violence instead of working on immediate solutions that would have prevented homicides like the tragic one last night. On October 15th, police say Deshaun Dure, 19, of Providence, was shot and killed in a triple shooting in Providence’s North End neighborhood.

Black Lives Matter RI PAC Political Director Corey Jones addressed the recent surge in violence across Providence and is calling for peace:

“We demand that the Non-Violence Institute be given immediate funding to use their Street Outreach Worker program as a proactive solution to the rise of violence in the city. Violence Intervention Specialists should be transitioned from School Resource Officers in schools along with offering opportunities for at risk youth.”

Black Lives Matter RI PAC believes we can address the violence by defunding the local police department and reallocating funds to violence de-escalation specialists.