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 ACLU of RI on May 25, 2016
Today’s ruling concluded that Cranston artificially inflated the population count of Ward 6, where the ACI is located, by treating all incarcerated persons as “residents” of the prison for redistricting purposes. Doing so, said the court, violates the rights of persons residing in other wards to equal representation as required by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, News, Voting Rights | Tagged ACI, ACLU of Rhode Island, Adult Correctional Institutions, American Civil Liberties Union, Census Bureau, Debbie Flitman, Demos, lynette labinger, prison gerrymandering, Prison policy initiative, Ronald Lagueux, Steven Brown | 1 Response
By ACLU of RI on February 24, 2016
Citing widespread confusion about the potential use of PARCC exam results in a punitive manner against students in the near future, a coalition of organizations has filed an open records request with every school district in the state to obtain information about any plans they have to use the test for grading or graduation purposes before 2021…
Posted in Education | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, Coalition to Defend Public Education, Debbie Flitman, Department of Education, PARCC, providence student union, RI Disability Law Center, Steven Brown, Young Voices, Youth Pride Inc | 2 Responses