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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

2 responses to “Elorza doubles down on Trump opposition and changes in the CSA”

  1. Randall Rose

    Elorza already said he’ll back a WEAKER version of the Community Safety Act, as RI Future reported Sep. 29. It would be better if he backed the whole thing, but to judge by his public comments this week and previously, he’s still not there. The Community Safety Act, once it passes, will be a good positive step forward toward having a police force that’s accountable — but the CSA is still only a first step, and it will take more before we can be free, safe and treated equally.
    http://www.rifuture.org/elorza-csa-before-year-end/

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  2. Two versions of the Community Safety Act compete at City Hall

    […] on board with this version of the CSA. Elorza is at work tweaking the legal language in the Act, saying, “We’ve been working on the Community Safety Act for about a year now, and we’ve been coming […]

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