A crucial turning point: state legislators consider overhauling police accountability
April 19, 2023

A crucial turning point: state legislators consider overhauling police accountability

Rhode Island’s General Assembly is considering legislative changes focused on LEOBOR [de]certification, and APRA, potentially changing the...

McKee administration blocks release of public information with $930 price tag
December 24, 2022

McKee administration blocks release of public information with $930 price tag

How the McKee administration violated APRA and continues to abuse the spirit of public records law to...

ProvPort lease renewal appears to be fast tracked to avoid negative public input
November 29, 2022

ProvPort lease renewal appears to be fast tracked to avoid negative public input

After this public hearing, the bill can be voted out of committee, sent to the entire City...

In document dump, DOC employee violated the privacy rights of formerly incarcerated people for political purposes
May 27, 2022

In document dump, DOC employee violated the privacy rights of formerly incarcerated people for political purposes

Richard Ferruccio, DOC prison guard and President of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) union,...

City of Providence refusing to release documents to ACLU concerning censored rap artist
March 29, 2022

City of Providence refusing to release documents to ACLU concerning censored rap artist

“Rather than providing documents which could give important context to the order issued by the Board of...

Corruption and back-room deals: Redistricting Commission a massive failure
February 8, 2022

Corruption and back-room deals: Redistricting Commission a massive failure

Hearing about reporters being denied access to the sub-basement office, Representative Michelle McGaw asked the consultant, “Is...

Providence commits to redistricting transparency in rebuff of state’s back room deals
January 11, 2022

Providence commits to redistricting transparency in rebuff of state’s back room deals

“The idea of eliminating, or at least avoiding one-on-one meetings with current elected officials or potential elected...

Are corporations co-opting environmental oversight? A conversation with DEM’s Terry Gray
December 15, 2021

Are corporations co-opting environmental oversight? A conversation with DEM’s Terry Gray

“Tidewater is an old site. This thing goes back to the 1800’s where it was a manufactured...

Redistricting in Rhode Island: Grand Theft Democracy
December 13, 2021

Redistricting in Rhode Island: Grand Theft Democracy

The process of redistricting in Rhode Island is corrupt on a molecular level, and has been for...

Disappointment at the General Assembly: RI Rank Open Government Rankings Published
December 6, 2021

Disappointment at the General Assembly: RI Rank Open Government Rankings Published

RI Rank’s annual study of where our legislators land on issues of open government – the important...

Providence releases Body Worn Camera video from July 9 King Street arrests
August 19, 2021

Providence releases Body Worn Camera video from July 9 King Street arrests

In the difficult to watch videos, the alleged driver of the vehicle is dragged from the car,...

PVD Police release video of unhoused encampment visit
July 21, 2021

PVD Police release video of unhoused encampment visit

“I believe that once this video is released, it could potentially be national training video on how...

Talking policy with Rep-elect Jose Batista
July 24, 2023

Talking policy with Rep-elect Jose Batista

“I think there’s a good argument to be made that the extra due process that police get...

Third meeting of the LEOBoR task force talks officers and chiefs, but what about civilians?
December 13, 2020

Third meeting of the LEOBoR task force talks officers and chiefs, but what about civilians?

“There seems to be a conflict between civilian [constitutional] rights … and what LEOBoR does, and to...

In era of Black Lives Matter, state Attorney General opinion allows police to hide records of misconduct
August 26, 2020

In era of Black Lives Matter, state Attorney General opinion allows police to hide records of misconduct

“The Attorney General’s opinion corrupts the APRA by calling for a ‘balancing test’ in all circumstances. This...

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