Cianci Rape Allegation Finds Traction With Younger Voters
For most people considering the Providence mayoral race it is not necessary to go back further than 2002 when Judge Earnest Torres sentenced Buddy Cianci to 5 years 4 months in federal prison saying that the outgoing mayor had
. . . ”presided over an administration that is rife with corruption at all levels” and ”engaged in an egregious breach of public trust by engaging to operate the city that Buddy Cianci was supposed to serve as a criminal enterprise to line his own pockets.”
What more does a person need to know? But younger voters have latched onto the 1978 “New Times” article describing the 1966 Milwaukee rape allegation against then law student Buddy Cianci, and sharing it like mad in social media. To say that the issue of rape and sexual assault has traction on today’s college campuses would be an understatement.
To make sure this story could be easily accessed and shared, Tom Weyman of Providence Propaganda has painstakingly transcribed and reformatted the original piece. Go here for “Buddy We Hardly Knew Ya” in its entirety. (And kudos to Mr. Weyman.)
Ultimately money changed hands and the victim dropped the charges, but here is all you need to know: That woman was prepared to fly out to Providence in 1984 — 18 years later! — to testify under oath against Buddy Cianci when he was facing kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon charges in the DeLeo case.