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  • Rhode Island Dropping Part of Its Official Name from State Documents

    06/25/2020 10:36:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Rhode Island is dropping the latter part of its official name on state documents, per an executive order signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo (D). The state, formally known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” will be removing “and Providence Plantations” due to its connection to the history of slavery, officials say. Raimondo signed an executive order on Monday, citing ongoing public discussion of the word “plantations” in Rhode Island’s official name, which was established in 1790.
  • Rhode Island considers name change due to slavery connotations

    06/23/2020 7:25:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23 2020 | New York Post
    What’s in a name? For the state of Rhode Island, years of acrimony over an official designation with connotations of slavery. But change is brewing in the union’s smallest state, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Monday taking the "first steps" to change the state’s full name: "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." The "plantations" part of the name has come under increased scrutiny following widespread protests after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
  • Raimondo to sign executive order removing ‘Providence Plantations’ from official documents

    06/22/2020 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    WPRI, CBS 12, Providence Plantations ^ | Jun 22, 2020 09:50 AM EDT | Melanie DaSilva
    The smallest state in the country has the longest name, and it’s not sitting well with some. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced plans to sign an executive order Monday afternoon to remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from all gubernatorial orders and citations, executive agency websites, official correspondence, and state employee pay stubs. “Our work to dismantle systemic racism in Rhode Island did not start today and it will not end today, but we can rise together and make meaningful progress toward racial equity now,” Raimondo said. Officially, Rhode Island was established as “The State of Rhode Island and Providence...
  • Thousands sign petition to help save Pawtucket teacher’s job after arrest.

    06/18/2020 11:47:56 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies
    WLNE TV ^ | June 15, 2020 | Brooke Taylor
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE): A parent started a petition, which thousands have signed, to help save a Pawtucket teacher’s job after he was arrested over the weekend. However, not everyone is agrees with the cause. Derrick Garforth, 34, was charged over the weekend following vandalism at the Christopher Columbus statue on Elmwood Avenue. According to Police, Garforth with the help of 2 others, splattered paint towards the statue, which had already been boarded and fenced off out of precaution. Garforth was charged with desecration of grave/monument, which is a felony. Garforth teaches social studies at Joseph Jenks Junior High School. He’s...
  • Suspect involved in Christopher Columbus vandalism is teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools

    06/13/2020 7:54:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | June 13, 2020 | Brooke Taylor
    One of the suspects involved in vandalism at the Christopher Columbus statue in Elmwood Avenue is a teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools who is now out on leave pending an investigation, according to the superintendent. Derrick Garforth, 34, was charged with desecration of grave/monument, which is a felony. Superintendent of the Pawtucket School Department, Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, told ABC6 News, “I have just learned about this and the School Department is investigating it.” Around 1:30 a.m.,  on Saturday morning detectives noticed a man and woman getting out of a car and running across Elmwood Avenue towards Columbus square. The two began to...
  • Fall River man accused of attacking 82-year-old Trump supporter

    06/04/2020 7:23:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 49 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | June 4 2020 | Jack Perry
    27-year-old Fall River man has been arrested, accused of attacking an 82-year-old man who’d been holding a “Trump” sign at a Fall River rotary, according to the Fall River police. The police say they were called Tuesday after an elderly man was “violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted.” The 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming, “Give me the (expletive) sign!,” the police said in a news release. The man, later identified...
  • Carrie Severino: Far-left Obama-appointed judge launches political attack on conservative Federalist Society

    05/23/2020 9:18:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mat 23, 2020 | Carrie Severino
    U.S. District Judge John McConnell is an unabashed liberal, big donor to the Democratic Party, and a longtime friend of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a far-left Democrat from the judge’s home state of Rhode Island. McConnell owes his job to Whitehouse, who asked President Barack Obama to nominate him to become a federal judge. A recent CQ Roll Call investigation showed that McConnell gave about $500,000 to Democratic political committees before becoming a judge – more than any other judge nominated by Presidents Obama or Trump. Why should you care? Because McConnell sits on the Committee on Codes of Conduct of...
  • CT Governor Lamont delays reopening hair salons, barbershops

    05/18/2020 11:13:58 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 59 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alex Ceneviva
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Ned Lamont has announced on Monday that he is delaying the reopening of hair salons and barbershops. Salons and barbershops were originally due to reopen on Wednesday, May 20, during phase one of the state’s reopen plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both Governor Lamont and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo now intend to reopen hair salons and barbershops in their respective states in early June. Read entire article at the link above.
  • U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

    05/16/2020 8:11:17 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 05/16/2020 | Brian Krebs
    A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S. Secret Service. A memo seen by KrebsOnSecurity that the Secret Service circulated to field offices around the United States on Thursday says the ring has been filing unemployment claims in different states using Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to identity theft victims, and that “a substantial amount of the fraudulent benefits submitted have used PII from...
  • Rhode Island to end stay-at-home order starting Saturday

    05/07/2020 4:13:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 07 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) on Thursday announced she will allow the state’s stay-at-home order to expire Saturday, describing a series of thresholds the state has successfully met to begin a phased reopening. “Because the data shows that these triggers have been met – because the virus is stable and we have the necessary structures in place to protect RIers on a long-term basis – we are able to lift the stay-at-home order beginning Saturday, when we'll enter Phase 1 of our reopening,” Raimondo tweeted. “I want RIers to have confidence that this is a safe decision, but I...
  • It Begins – East and West Coast Blue States Team Up To Begin Economic Civil War…

    04/13/2020 4:18:24 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 13 Apr 2020 | Sundance
    It seemed clear several weeks ago this was going to happen. East coast blue state governors and West coast blue state governors are uniting to begin the economic civil war planning to block any White House effort to re-open the U.S. economy. The three step plan seems predictable: (1) Get out ahead of President Trump. (2) Defy the ‘all clear’ and shape economic benefit to their political allies. (3) Then use Fauci’s upcoming dossier to hit the administration for heartlessly opening the economy too early. ♦ On the East Coast the governors of New York (Cuomo), New Jersey (Murphy), Connecticut...
  • Planned Parenthood board member on COVID-19 closures: Nothing is ‘more essential’ than abortion (Rhode Island)

    04/09/2020 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 9, 2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – As the abortion industry fights to exempt itself from the sacrifices being made across the medical profession to combat COVID-19, a Planned Parenthood board member in Rhode Island suggests that abortion is not only equal to but more imporant than the countless legitimate medical procedures that have been put on hold. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have advised healthcare facilities to reschedule non-urgent appointments and elective procedures, both to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to free up time and resources to...
  • 3 Massachusetts golfers arrested for violating Rhode Island coronavirus quarantine order: police

    04/04/2020 10:39:42 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Rhode Island cops enforcing the state’s coronavirus quarantine order have bagged three golfers from Massachusetts on misdemeanor charges. Richmond police say the three duffers went to elaborate lengths to hide their identities as out-of-towners so they could get in a round of golf at the Meadow Brook Golf Course in town on Wednesday. Gregory Corbett, 51, Tyler Pietrzyk, 22, and Nye Cameron, 22, were apprehended at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant, where police say the men changed cars to drive to the club in a vehicle with Rhode Island license plates, the Attleboro Sun Chronicle reported Friday. Employees at the McDonald’s...
  • Rhode Island police, National Guard begin stopping cars with NY plates and going door-to-door to enforce quarantine

    03/28/2020 12:50:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 28 2020 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rhode Island police have begun stopping cars with New York license plates, and the National Guard will soon help officials conduct house-to-house searches to force anyone who has traveled from New York to enter isolation. “Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) said, according to Bloomberg. “That risk is called New York City.” Raimondo on Thursday issued an executive order enforceable by law mandating that anyone who has traveled to New York via any form of transportation must enter into a two-week self-quarantine. The order applies to anyone who has been in New York within the...
  • Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

    03/28/2020 9:44:48 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 28, 2020 | unnamed
    Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine. “Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “That risk is called New York City.”
  • Rhode Island sending cops, National Guard to find New Yorkers seeking coronavirus refuge

    03/28/2020 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 28, 2020 | By Vincent Barone
    Any New Yorkers in there? Rhode Island plans to send the National Guard out to knock door-to-door in an attempt to hunt down anyone who has arrived in the tiny state from New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. State police, meanwhile, have begun pulling over cars with New York state plates. Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they’re found to not comply. “Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Raimondo said at a news conference Friday. “That risk...
  • H.R.5 - Equality Act [Required submission ot LGBTQ demands - or else (see comment)]

    02/10/2020 4:08:05 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    116th CONGRESS ^ | May 20, 2019 | Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
    [The "Equality Act "reads (in part)] (1) Discrimination can occur on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity... (2) discrimination against a married same-sex couple could be based on the sex stereotype that marriage should only be between heterosexual couples, the sexual orientation of the two individuals in the couple, or both.... (3) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (referred to as “LGBTQ”) people commonly experience discrimination in securing access to public accommodations...providers including adoption and foster care providers...Forms of discrimination include...unequal or unfair treatment... (7) The discredited practice known as “conversion therapy” is a form of discrimination...
  • Rhode Island priest denies communion to legislators who support abortion

    02/03/2020 2:32:34 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    Crux/AP ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Associated Press
    <p>WEST WARWICK, Rhode Island - The pastor of a Rhode Island church issued a flier which said that every state legislator who voted last year to preserve the right to an abortion in state law would be denied communion.</p> <p>Father Richard Bucci distributed the fliers last week at Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, the Providence Journal reported on Saturday. He also mailed them to the homes of several lawmakers.</p>
  • Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

    01/17/2020 9:47:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed President Trump's proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday, sending the deal to the president’s desk for his approval. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in a bitterly divided Congress. The deal cleared the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on Thursday, close to a month after passing the House by a vote of 385-41. Republicans were eager to help Trump accomplish a major pillar of his economic agenda despite their preferences for a deal with looser restrictions. Democrats, who broadly shared Trump’s...
  • From 'blue' to 'red': Five leftist states with leftist policies are losing congressional seats. Red states are gaining them

    01/13/2020 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    They use it to call it "voting with their feet" or something like that.  Indeed, people are voting with their feet by trading in their old blue shoes for shining red shoes. This is from Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas: According to an Election Data Services analysis of the Census Bureau report, "The population projections point toward a ten [congressional] seat change over 17 states across the nation by year 2020." Seven states are projected to gain one or more congressional seats after the 2020 election; 10 states are projected lose one...