Just Say ‘No’ To Grenade Launchers

And bayonets. And tanks. These are not the tools of community policing, or what use to be known as . . . policing. Whatever happened to “peace officers” and “to serve and protect?” At the end of August the current president reversed restrictions on military hardware for police departments that had been instituted by President […]

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Police Union Disgraces Itself

In a stunning act of shortsighted greed and stupidity, the Providence police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has voted to support the mayoral candidacy of Buddy Cianci who once spent 4.5 years in federal prison for running a criminal enterprise from Providence City Hall. How does the union think this looks to the world?

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Heroin Bust In The News — The War On Drugs Drags On

Look familiar? Haven’t we been down this road before? The headline in today’s Providence Journal reads “Record heroin seizure in R.I.” as if this were a big win in our war on drugs, when in fact it means just the opposite. If we were winning this war after 40 years the hauls would be getting

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District 9 Community Police Meet and Greet

Residents of the Wayland, Fox Point and College Hill areas should head down to the RISD auditorium tonight and get to know the neighborhood police. Meet District 9 Commander Lieutenant John Ryan and join in a discussion of how you can become more involved in the community police process. I’m assuming the subject of graffiti

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