Charlestown http://ripr.org en FAA Probing RI Pilot Whose Passengers Were Shooting out of Chopper http://ripr.org/post/faa-probing-ri-pilot-whose-passengers-were-shooting-out-chopper <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has some questions for a helicopter pilot who allowed some of his passengers to fire guns from the chopper Sunday.&nbsp; It happened in a rural area of Charlestown.</p><p>Late Sunday afternoon, Charlestown police received calls about men shooting handguns, shotguns and rifles from a helicopter.&nbsp; They were firing at a junked car. Charlestown Police Chief Jeffrey Allen calls it reckless behavior that frightened people on the ground.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:59:40 +0000 Flo Jonic 21750 at http://ripr.org Narragansetts Remember Smoke Shop Raid 10 Years Later http://ripr.org/post/narragansetts-remember-smoke-shop-raid-10-years-later <p>Sunday marked the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Narragansett Smoke Shop raid --- an event that turned into a brawl in which tribal members and state troopers were injured.&nbsp; The tribe marked the occasion at the former site of the smoke shop in Charlestown.</p><p></p><p>Ten years may have passed since dozens of state troopers stormed the Narragansett smoke shop in Charlestown, but hard feelings remain.&nbsp; At a 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary event Sunday, tribal members denounced what they still consider an excessive use of force.&nbsp; Randy Noka is tribal ambassador:</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:26:44 +0000 Flo Jonic 18431 at http://ripr.org Narragansetts Remember Smoke Shop Raid 10 Years Later