All stops conducted by police officials with such equipment shall be recorded. The recording shall begin no later than when an officer first signals the vehicle or individual to stop or arrives at the scene of an ongoing stop begun by another law enforcement officer, and the recording shall continue until the stop is completed and the subject departs, or until the officer’s participation in the stop ends.
Jorge Elorza, Dan Harrop and Buddy Cianci gave remarkably similar answers to all the questions and largely supported all the suggestions the community groups proposed. Even when the candidates disagreed with the ideas presented by the community, they mostly agreed with each other.
“I wonder if an atheist mayor would be in a position to respect the sincere convictions of believers (of all faiths) and to encourage and support the many contributions the faith community makes in our city and state.”
When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns for Democratic candidate for governor Gina Raimondo at an event billed as “Rebuilding the Middle Class” she will be stumping from the same stage she stood on in 2008, when she rallied support for her presidential bid. When the Clintons comes to the town, Rhode Islanders listen. […]
Ernie Almonte can’t make up his mind. Now he’s an “independent” running for general treasurer. But he began the 2014 campaign season as a Democrat running for governor. He was the first to announce, way back in November 2012 right after the last election. He soon realized that there was no way he would win […]
Things just keep getting worse for Buddy Cianci. The twice removed-from-office-for-a-felony ex-mayor was leading in the polls when WPRI/ProJo asked the question back on September 14-17, winning 38 percent. A month later, when the Brown’s Taubman Center asked the question on Oct. 14-17, he had dipped to 37 percent support. Meanwhile Democrat hopeful Jorge Elorza […]
“The 1986 convention was hijacked from the citizens of Rhode Island. While some delegates deliberated in good faith, the outcome of the convention had been predetermined by the then-powerful House Speaker, who was in turn controlled by the same special interests that have controlled House leaders in recent history.”
Governor Linc Chafee supports table games at a casino in Newport, he said Tuesday while in the City-by-the-Sea. But the law that put the question on this year’s ballot violates Rhode Island’s Constitution by granting regulatory power to the General Assembly, he said in a signing statement earlier this year. “…the Act contains an unconstitutional […]
Cianci’s record from the 1990s raises many questions about for whom the city was better for when he was mayor. “Every few years,” Ian Donnis wrote in the Providence Phoenix at the time, “an incident involving Providence police has provoked outrage and prompted calls for a greater degree of public accountability. In 1992, it was […]
After endorsing Clay Pell in the primary, the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats decided not to endorse a gubernatorial candidate in the general election. “While our concerns with (Republican Allan) Fung are far more severe,” according to a press release from RIPDA, “we see (Democrat Gina) Raimondo as a Wall Street Democrat with unacceptably conservative positions on […]
Rep. Doreen Costa is too conservative for North Kingstown Town Council President Liz Dolan, a Republican who endorsed Democrat Julie Casimiro for the House District 31 seat. But Costa’s conservative credentials didn’t stop the local fire fighters’ union from throwing their support behind the tea party right-winger who sponsored a right-to-work bill in the state […]
Some progressive groups and labor unions are actively opposing holding a constitutional convention. Indeed, I just got a letter for the head of the RI Federation of Teachers to that effect. It seems there was no rank and file input into that decision. Similarly as a member I had no input into the ACLU decision […]
Cianci was elected three times in the 1990s – why did he wait until 2001, while under federal investigation, to appoint a chief committed to the idea of community policing? Richard Sullivan, who served as interim chief from 2001-2002, was introduced to the public by Cianci as “Mr. Accountable.” Urbano Prignano, full chief from 1995-2001, was […]
More than a dozen community-based organizations, along with advocates, activists, organizers, students and community leaders are collaborating to ask the mayoral candidates tough questions about the solutions these groups have proposed to fix the most serious problems that plague our city. Too often, politicians continue to express support for the same tired policies that are […]
First Secretary of State hopefuls Democrat Nellie Gorbea and Republican John Carlevale, who this time is running as a Republican, debated on NBC 10 News Conference. Then Rob Paquin, self described “second in command of the super minority party” in Rhode Island fills in for Justin Katz on Wingmen and we talk about the issues […]
North Kingstown is the center of Rhode Island’s political universe. Or, at the very least, by far the highest number of statewide candidates hail from this suburban town of 26,000 in the West Bay. Five of the 15 candidates seeking a statewide office this year live in North Kingstown, as do two of the six […]