Category Archives: Politics

Attorney General outlines criminal probe into Wyatt incident

Attorney General outlines criminal probe into Wyatt incident

The Rhode Island attorney general says the focus of his criminal investigation into a violent end to a peaceful August 14 immigration protest outside a Central Falls prison is the pickup truck that was driven into a row of people, and the use of pepper spray by prison guards. MORE

Mayor joins call to close jail where protesters were hurt

Mayor joins call to close jail where protesters were hurt

Six days after an immigration protest turned violent when a guard’s truck ran into a row of demonstrators and guards fired tear gas, the Mayor of Providence Tuesday joined protesters calling for the closure of the Wyatt detention center and for the state to ban private prisons. MORE

Members of Congress push for more comfortable airplane seats

Members of Congress push for more comfortable airplane seats

WPRO News and The Associated Press Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to make air travel more comfortable by setting a reasonable minimum size and pitch for airplane seats. Three Democrats – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin, and David Cicilline – spoke at a Monday news…MORE

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released

Epstein’s abrupt death Saturday cut short a criminal prosecution that could have pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of a high-flying financier with connections to celebrities and presidents, though prosecutors have vowed to continue investigating.MORE

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.MORE

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