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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 “‘Of course Invenergy wants more lawyers’”

  1. riprotest

    Adler, Pollock, & Sheehan has been law firm who will screw the common citizens by the powerful.

    However, advocates has to learn to go beyond protesting to politicians. Advocates need to protest to the money players in this state: Chamber of Greater Providence, RIPEC, RI Foundation etc.. Until boycotts to biz supporters hitting then in the wallet, I think it’ll be hitting the heads of advocates up the wall.

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  2. Greg Gerritt

    Adler, Pollock and Sheehan has consistently been the lawyer for some of the biggest boondoggles in the state. Having to make multi million dollar reimbursements to the state for 38 Studios should have convinced them to stay away from big boondoggles, but they seem to never learn. If you look at how much damage they have done over the years in supporting criminals seeking to steal from Rhode Island the lawyers who work for them should have all been locked up years ago. And considering how many times the people have stopped the stupid projects they work for, you would have thought the corporadoes would have learned by now that the best way to see your project go down in flames is to hire them. As soon as a project hires them, all the activists know to get ready to fight. And kick their butts.

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  3. riprotest

    Very good post on APS has been the common citizens thorn of the side.

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  4. Kcinri

    99% of lawyers give the rest of them a bad reputation.

    Just what this case needs, more high profile lawyers.

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