October 25, 2021

Hiring committee member breaks silence on Michael Stephens as PVD Police Major

“The number one person was a unanimous vote of everyone in the room, an active Providence police...

August 11, 2021

PVD City Council battles the self-created perception that the City isn’t safe

Overall, crime is down in Providence, but you might not know that given the things said during...

July 4, 2021

In response to Sayles Street incident, activists rally in the rain to defund police, remove SROs, repeal LEOBoR, and more

“I don’t see what road we take to make [the police] change,” said Justice Ameer Gaines, the...

July 3, 2021

PVD city officials comment of Sayles Street incident

“…any officer or anyone on the scene who acted inappropriate, who was unprofessional, or did not comply...

May 4, 2021

PVD Mayor’s African American Ambassadors Group supports full repeal of LEOBoR

“Anything short of a full repeal is unacceptable. The time is now for a full repeal, explicitly...

December 13, 2020

Providence releases police body cam footage from Jhamal Gonsalves incident

“You guys should have respect for him,” said an on scene witness, who then clearly stated that...

December 13, 2020

Providence releases new video in Jhamal Gonsalves investigation, comments on previous night’s protest

“We’ve not had any video that shows the point of contact, the collision… the shot that you’ll...

December 13, 2020

PVD city officials hold press conference about police cruiser-moped impact

Policing these vehicles, said Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, “is a significant challenge with no magic solution.“...

September 27, 2020

New group, Safer Communities for Justice, seeks resolutions to unsolved murders

“I’m not going to stand back and accept that my child is a number. She’s not a...

January 12, 2020

Providence Police gang database policy ‘Tramples fundamental constitutional rights,’ lawsuit says

The department is targeting communities of color and violating local and federal law by using broad ‘association’...

October 31, 2019

ACLU says Providence cannot selectively enforce residential picketing ordinance, urges repeal

The City of Providence cannot pick and choose when to apply an ordinance against residential picketing says...

October 3, 2018

Elorza calls for swift end to bus strike, responds to ACLU letter

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza stood with School Superintendent Christopher Maher and about a dozen city and state...

January 19, 2020

Governor Raimondo’s Gun Safety Working Group holds first meeting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo called the first meeting of her Gun Safety Working Group to order...

January 19, 2020

Raimondo announces Gun Safety Working Group

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has had some success with tasking large working groups to tackle difficult...

January 19, 2020

After the student rally: Gun control advocates demand safe schools

Ironically, despite all the concerns about student safety, when a thousand students walked out of their high...