By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2017
“The truth is that when we say ‘sanctuary city’ we mean very different thing,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, “As a city, I will resist and we will object to any measure that takes our scarce law enforcement resources and causes us to de-prioritize focusing on violent criminals.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 28, 2017
The bill, said Representative Arthur Corvese, “was broadly written- perhaps too broadly written.”
“Extreme,” suggested Justin Boyan.
“I agree,” said Corvese.
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By Bob Plain on December 22, 2016
Upon learning of the FANG protest in the otherwise staid suburbia, Barrington Police Chief John LaCross didn’t want to take any chances.
“We had a specialized unit from Burrillville if anyone was going to chain themselves to the outside or the inside of the bank,” LaCross said.
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