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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

One response to “Cranston working hard to craft legislation that bans panhandling”

  1. Len Katzman

    If I heard the video right, the Council President referred to Rule 34B as the one preventing electronic recording. Here’s the council’s rules:
    http://www.cranstonri.com/pdf/Adopted%20Interim%20Rules.pdf

    There’s nothing in 34B relating to electronic recording. There is a Rule 41 which says “there will be no use of cell phones or electronic pagers” but the context of that statement is clearly directed toward ensuring that members of the public keep their private conversations non-disruptive of the meeting.

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