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 January 24, 2017
“The ordinance is unquestionably targeting poor people,” said Sara, who was holding an unwieldy toddler for half her testimony.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Cranston, Featured, Homelessness, Inequality, Poverty, Video | Tagged Alan Fung, Christopher Rawson, Cranston, Cranston City Council, Cranston Police Department, John Lanni Jr, Josh Catone, Michael Farina, Michael Favicchio, Michael Winquist, panhandling, Rhode Island ACLU, Steven Stycos | 1 Response