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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

4 responses to “Extraordinary turnout in support of the Community Safety Act at Providence City Hall”

  1. PinkHatLib

    Love Kurland’s t-shirt. Miss that guy.

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    1. cailin rua

      I just want to say that I wasn’t aware of Representative Hull’s record as a social conservative. Still, I think what he wrote at GoLocal relevant to community safety here. And, as far as GoLocal is concerned, it’s hardly different than most places one goes to on the web. Lotta yada yada yada about “density, sustainability, innovation” which the rest of us should all prepare for by making ourselves “more resilient”, I suppose.

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  3. Community Safety Act passed out of committee for full City Council vote

    […] address Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré‘s concerns about pretext stops, that section was removed. Language was added to the section on the gang […]

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