Cranston Action Network
By Steve Ahlquist on August 13, 2017
Organizer John Patrick, from the Cranston Action Network, collected over $20 from motorists to help finance the ACLU’s case against the ordinance.
Posted in Activism, Cranston, Featured, Homelessness, Photos, Rhode Island | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, Cranston Action Network, Cranston City Council, Cranston City Hall, Cranston Police Department, John Patrick, Michael Farina, Rolfe Park, William Smith | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 18, 2017
“It is unfortunate that Cranston has seen fit to enact another problematic anti-panhandling ordinance after acknowledging the unconstitutionality of its previous ordinance. The valuable tax dollars being spent to criminalize poverty could be put to much better use alleviating it.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Cranston, Criminal Justice, Featured, Homelessness, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Barbara Freitas, Cranston Action Network, Cranston City Council, criminalize poverty, Deborah Flitman, first amendment, Francis White Jr, House of Hope CDC, Karen Rosenberg, Labinger, Laura Jaworski, lynette labinger, panhandling, Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project, rihap, Steven Brown | Leave a response