June 15, 2021

PERA implodes

“It’s no secret,” continued Chair Figueroa, “that we have yet to resolve one complaint that’s come into...

December 16, 2020

PERA needs teeth: How law-enforcement officials have undermined the Community Safety Act

Commissioner Paré’s interpretation of the law regarding PERA ignores the “history, context and legislative goal” of the...

June 4, 2020

DARE Board statement on the murder of George Floyd and civil unrest in Rhode Island

We are tired. We are hurting. We are enraged that little meaningful change has been made in...

January 19, 2020

The PrYSM lawsuit against the City of Providence over the Gang Database: Why it is necessary

Also: Is the Providence External Review Authority (PERA) being undermined by a conflicted Providence City Solicitor’s office?...

January 19, 2020

Four out of five candidates take the stage at a Providence mayoral forum

The Providence League of Women Voters, in conjunction with University of Rhode Island‘s Master of Public Administration...

May 1, 2018

New study shows racial disparity in Rhode Island traffic stops

A new analysis of law enforcement traffic stops found that a “total of 11.4 percent of motorists...

January 26, 2018

Police are NOT the law: They shouldn’t have to be reminded

On January 25, the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #3 issued a statement on Facebook and...

January 19, 2020

Providence City Council President Salvatore responds to FOP’s comments on CSA

Providence City Council President David Salvatore responds to the Providence Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #3...

October 31, 2019

Providence Police Union blames uptick in gun violence on Community Safety Act; advocates and police commissioner disagree

Leaders of the Providence Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #3, the police union, issued a long...

January 19, 2020

Providence rescinds new gang database policy amid community concerns

The day after receiving a letter that charged the Providence Police Department with violating the newly enacted...

January 19, 2020

New Providence Police gang database policy violates Community Safety Act, maintains PrYSM

The newly created Intelligence Assessment Database “blatantly and unequivocally” violates the Community Safety Act (CSA) maintains attorney...

October 31, 2019

New Providence City Council President David Salvatore faces issues of race, class, policing and water

The Providence City Council “elected” a new City Council President, David Salvatore (Ward 14), Thursday night. WLVI/Channel...

October 31, 2019

Community groups say CSA implementation is being delayed, PVD Mayor and City Council say it’s on track

Both Mayor Jorge Elorza and the office of the Providence City Council deny that the implementation of...

January 19, 2020

Nika Lomazzo to challenge John Lombardi in District 8

“I don’t think there are any elected officials advocating for trans people in Rhode Island,” said Nika...