By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2017
The third meeting of the Community Safety Act Working Group got into the more contentious elements of the ordinance. At issue is the so-called “gang database” used by the Providence Police Department to track gang members and affiliations.
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 12, 2017
Since the Community Safety Act was tabled at the last Providence City Council meeting, a lot has happened. Here’s where we stand now…
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