gun violence http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-kilmartin-debate-over-repaying-38-studios-bondholders <p></p><p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Political Roundtable to discuss warnings to the state from credit-rating agencies over 38 Studios; the debating over repaying the company's debt; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33625 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders Has Your School Changed Since Newtown? http://ripr.org/post/has-your-school-changed-newtown <p>One year ago, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and six adults. Afterwards, schools in Rhode Island and around the country were on high alert, and many called for a conversation about how to make students safer.</p><p>So, what happened?</p><p>In Rhode Island, lawmakers passed a bill requiring school districts to work with local law enforcement on safety reviews and report their emergency plans to the State Department of Education.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:28:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 26157 at http://ripr.org What Ever Happened To Gun Control In Rhode Island? http://ripr.org/post/what-ever-happened-gun-control-rhode-island <p>In the aftermath of last year’s Newtown school shootings, Rhode Island politicians leaped on the gun control bandwagon. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what’s happened since.</p><p></p><p></p><p>After last December’s horrific school massacre in Connecticut, political leaders from the White House to the Rhode Island State House vowed to crack down on gun violence. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed all advocated measures to advance gun control in our state.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:25:22 +0000 Scott MacKay 23512 at http://ripr.org What Ever Happened To Gun Control In Rhode Island? Do RI lawmakers care about gun carnage? http://ripr.org/post/do-ri-lawmakers-care-about-gun-carnage <p>In the aftermath of last year’s Newtown school shootings, Rhode Island politicians leaped on the gun control bandwagon. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what’s happened since.</p><p>After last December’s horrific school massacre in Connecticut, political leaders from the White House to the Rhode Island State House vowed to crack down on gun violence. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed all advocated measures to advance gun control in our state.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:58:29 +0000 Scott MacKay 23451 at http://ripr.org Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-whats-happening-streets <p>With the rising temperatures comes a spike in crime across the capital city. In a series we’re calling Hot City: Crime in Providence we’re taking a look at summer crime by focusing the month of July.</p><p>Last year the area encompassing Smith Hill, Elmhurst and the north end saw the highest number of crimes. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch sat down with Teny Gross, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence about what’s happening on the streets of Providence.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:58:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 19259 at http://ripr.org Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets Hot City: Providence Crime Stats http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-providence-crime-stats <p><iframe src="//infogr.am/City-wide-Crime-Stats" style="border:none;" frameborder="0" height="923" scrolling="no" width="550"></iframe></p><div style="width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a href="//infogr.am/City-wide-Crime-Stats" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">City-wide Crime Stats</a> | <a href="//infogr.am" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Create infographics</a></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Data from: </strong>Providence Police Department</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:32:31 +0000 Catherine Welch 18719 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl http://ripr.org/post/police-arrest-two-suspects-murder-12-year-old-providence-girl <p>Two suspects have been charged in the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl. Police say 21-year-old Branden Castro and 20-year-old Ricardo Vasquez have been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and other felony charges.</p><p>12-year-old Aynis Vargas was shot and killed at a party last month in the Hartford Avenue housing development. Three women were also injured.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:00:35 +0000 Catherine Welch 18593 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl South Providence Residents Rally Against Street Crime http://ripr.org/post/south-providence-residents-rally-against-street-crime <p>South Providence residents – concerned about a recent uptick in gun crime – rallied on Broad Street Monday.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About 200 people linked arms on Broad Street and shouted “Peace in our Streets” in a show of solidarity against violent crime.&nbsp; The line extended two blocks.&nbsp; June saw a rash of shootings in the capital city, including the murder of a 12 year old girl.&nbsp; Rally organizer Kobi Dennis said the event was aimed at allaying residents’ fears as much as taking a stand against crime.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:10:19 +0000 Flo Jonic 17764 at http://ripr.org South Providence Residents Rally Against Street Crime Preventing Gun Violence in Spotlight Nationally, But in RI? http://ripr.org/post/preventing-gun-violence-spotlight-nationally-ri <p>As far as I can tell from the Rhode Island General Assembly's online legislation tracker, not a single bill dealing with reducing firearm violence has made it out of committee. Most have been recommended "held for further study," a kind of legislative purgatory, although some bills could be revived at the last minute.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:05:25 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16472 at http://ripr.org Preventing Gun Violence in Spotlight Nationally, But in RI? TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-4 <p>Happy Friday and welcome back. Your tips and thoughts are always appreciated in my inbox at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's dive in.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:40:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 13495 at http://ripr.org