By Steve Ahlquist on September 28, 2017
The bill “creates a potential threat to the safety of both the community at large and the RSOs who will be forced out of shelter.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Health Care, Homelessness, Housing, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Amos House; Diana D Burdett, Andrew Horwitz, Barbara Freitas, Bella Robinson, COYOTE RI, Eileen Hayes, frank lombardi, Gina Raimondo, Hanna Gallo, House of Hope, Laura Jaworski, PICA, registered sex offenders, Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project, Roger Williams University School of Law, RSOs, Steven Brown | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 11, 2017
Judge William Guglietta dismissed the charges against nine people ticketed for walking on a freeway yesterday. The nine, seven activists and two members of the media in reaction to an action challenging Cranston’s recently enacted panhandling ordinance.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Cranston, Criminal Justice, Featured, Homelessness, Inequality, Photos, Poverty, Video | Tagged ABC 6, ACLU of Rhode Island, Andrew Horwitz, Christopher Rawson, Cranston Municipal Court, Debbie Flitman, Garden City Shopping Plaza, Jamie Woodhouse, Megan Smith, Neville Bedford, panhandling, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Roger Williams University Law School, Steve Klamkin, Traffic Tribunal, William Guglietta, wpro | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 11, 2017
The Community Safety Act is about safety, said Flores-Maldonado. “We have made compromises. We’ve made a lot of compromises… but you have to remember we are compromising our safety, and that is dangerous to a lot of us in this community.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, AJ Methe, Andrew Horwitz, Bryan Principe, Carmen Castillo, Community Safety Act, CSA, Curt Columbus, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Eduardo Sandoval, Fred Ordonez, ice, Imaginary Entertainment, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jo-Ann Ryan, John Lombardi, jorge elorza, Joseph Buchanan, Justice Gaines, Kevin Jackson, Luis Aponte, Mary Kay Harris, Michael Correira, Michael Solomon, Peter Glantz, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence City Hall, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Sabina Matos, Shannah Kurland, Sophia Wright, Step-Up Coalition, Stephen Fortunado, Steven Brown, Steven Dy, Steven Pare, Terrence Hassett, Trinity Rep, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 28, 2017
Advocates handed out flyers to passing motorists for about an hour and even collected $2 and a Granola Bar before Cranston Police swarmed the area, issuing tickets and disrupting traffic.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Cranston, Criminal Justice, Featured, Homelessness, Inequality, Photos, Poverty, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Access to Public Records Act, Andrew Horwitz, Cranston Police, Garden City, homeless bill of rights, Homeless Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Housing Not Handcuffs, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, New London Avenue, RI ACLU, Roger Williams Law School, Sockanosset Cross Road | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 15, 2017
Immigration is complicated. Trump’s executive orders made it more complicated. Here’s what legal experts think, and where they don’t know what to think.
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, International News, Prison Reform, Race & Racism, Religion, Video | Tagged 9th District, Andrew Horwitz, Chinese Exclusion Act, Deborah Gonzalez, Department of Homeland Security, donald trump, Guantanamo Bay, Immigration Law Clinic, Immigration Nationality Act, INA, islam, Jared Goldstein, lawful permanent residents, LPR, Neil Gorsuch, Peter Margulies, refugees, Roger Williams University School of Law, Supreme Court, visa holders | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 15, 2016
“Criminalization is not a solution to homelessness,” added Roger Williams University School of Law Professor and Assistant Dean Andrew Horwitz. “It is incredibly cruel to those experiencing homelessness, dehumanizing the individuals and making it harder to connect to advocates and services.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Homelessness, Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Transportation, Video | Tagged Andrew Horwitz, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Downtown Improvement District, eric hirsch, Joseph Paolino, kennedy plaza, providence college, Reclaiming Our Public Spaces, Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project, rihap | Leave a response
By Bob Plain on June 3, 2016
House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed haven’t allowed a vote on the five-year-old bill that has proven safe and profitable elsewhere, advocates said at a State House event Thursday.
By Elisha Aldrich on June 3, 2015
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday showed overwhelming support for legislation that would legalize marijuana in Rhode Island after its economic successes in both Colorado and Washington. Jordan Wellington, a lawyer with Vicente Sederberg LLC in Colorado, came to speak in support of the legislation, S 510. Wellington has worked closely with Colorado’s state […]
Posted in Economics, Featured, Marijuana, State House | Tagged Andrew Horwitz, cannabis, Elisha Aldrich, General Assembly, jared moffat, marijuana, Rhode Island State House, senate judiciary, state senate, Taxes | 2 Responses