RI State Police
By Bob Plain on November 13, 2017
“Many questions remain unanswered” after State and Providence police officers killed Joseph Santos and injured Christine Demers when they fired more than 40 bullets into a pickup truck Santos rammed into an occupied car to elude capture, said the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island in announcing a five-page “preliminary analysis” of the incident. […]
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By Bob Plain on November 10, 2017
Providence Police and Rhode Island State Troopers fired more than 40 bullets into a pickup truck that was ramming cars to elude capture. The hail of gunfire killed Joseph Santos, 32, and injured Christine Demers, 37, both of whom were unarmed. At a press conference today, Providence Police played Rhode Island Department of Transportation highway […]
By Bob Plain on November 1, 2017
Either cooperate with the Rhode Island State Police or lose your job. That’s the choice Marissa Lacoste, a 25-year-old former cocktail waitress at Twin River Casino, had to make after she was found with less than an ounce of cannabis and subsequently asked to help State Police with an ongoing investigation at the casino in […]
By Steve Ahlquist on March 26, 2017
Incoherent, racist and stupid: John DePetro’s MAGA Rally, a racist, nativist love letter to President Trump, was a spectacular failure.
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 25, 2016
The state police have launched an investigation into campaign phone calls made from Child Support Services, a state agency, on behalf of State Senator William Walaska, a conservative Democrat and 22-year incumbent.
By Elisha Aldrich on July 15, 2015
The room didn’t seem quite large enough for all the supporters that came out to watch Governor Gina Raimondo sign the Comprehensive Community-Police Relationship Act into law on Tuesday. The Act, a collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, and community members, seeks to analyze data that officers collect, as well as further protect juveniles and pedestrians. […]
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