Providence Passes Ordinance Welcoming Gang Members To Their City – Law Officer: this is a city that is going downhill, fast. It once was an ethnic enclave that was not rich but had strong family ties, etc. Then the businesses that sustained the people who lived there were savaged by free trade and like all our major cities, it began its descent into hell. It is still a thousand times better than Detroit or East St. Louis, but not for long:
The council voted 12-0 to approve the ordinance as hundreds of supporters cheered. Mayor Jorge Elorza has already said he intends to sign it into law. Here are some of the items that the future victims of Providence Crime need to be aware of:
- Traffic stops can no longer be used as probable cause to investigate further criminal activity.
- Police may not ask for identification more than once including “police may not consider an individual’s lack of proof of identification or failure to respond to a request for identifying information as probable cause or reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.”
- Police may not photograph anyone below the age of 18 and if a photo (under certain guidelines) is allowed, it must be destroyed in 90 days.
- “Police may not inquire about an individual’s immigration status.”
- There is an entire appeal process for anyone listed as a gang member to not be listed as a gang member.
- “If an individual has no convictions within a two-year period after their name has been placed on the “gang list,” and no new evidence meeting the criteria for inclusion on the “gang list” has been found, the name shall be removed and all related records destroyed.”
And of course, the ordinance ends with an entire page on how police will be prosecuted and sued for any violation of anything in the ordinance of which must goes far and beyond any case law or practice that any agency in this country is currently doing. Actually, the piles of paperwork that the Act requires of a police officer after they stop someone is done in another city….Chicago. Hasn’t that worked out well there?
Yes, they are declaring war on the police and making it impossible to track criminals or discover other crimes. I have seen these initiatives put in place in other dying cities and have written about it in the past and now it has come to yet another DNC power base city.
The rest of the country should observe closely: the plan of the DNC is to create total chaos and utter lack of restraints on criminals in all US cities and thus, keep political power over our Federal systems so they can keep free trade/endless debt rolling on forever while using our money and troops overseas on various adventures on behalf of the Bilderberg gang.
They can’t figure out the end result which is the total destruction of their own power base when the country goes belly up a la ancient Rome. I am puzzled by this insanity. In the dire end, they will have no power base at all, ditto if they do WWIII. In both cases, we end up with dead cities lying in ruins.
Curious about how citizens of this dying city are taking this terrible news: Providence police union opposes profiling ordinance | WPRI 12 Eyewitness News reports and they have this facebook page which explains everything:
HAHAHA…seems many are very, very upset with this new pro-thug policing that will stop arrests and stop messing with thugs having fun.
Seems the voters are unhappy. Chaos is getting seriously worse within hours of the new rules.
Yes, the solution to all this was for the city council to make it open season for criminals and troublemakers to do as they please.
This is a Democratic stronghold. And it is, of course, high crime, too. ‘In regards to violent offenses, Providence, RI has a rate that is 134% higher than the Rhode Island average; compared to the United States, it is 52% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Providence, RI is 79% higher than its state’s mean, and 36% higher than the country’s average.’ according to Providence, RI Crime Rates & Statistics.
The website gives bottom grades for crime, education and employment for this Democratic city BEFORE the city council destroyed the cops. Seems to be a common story. Aside from a few ‘rich’ cities like San Francisco or Manhattan/the rest of NYC, most DNC towns are hell holes. City Council wants to defund Mayor Elorza’s program for vacant homes because many are being abandoned due to it being a crummy place to live.
Instead, the money will go towards ‘fixing’ homes already occupied. But these will be worthless over time since the City Council and mayor both voted for total chaos a la Detroit. Like so many delusional city governments, they think if they fix a building, young yuppie types will move in to be ‘hip’ and then…they are attacked nonstop by criminals…the end result.
In NYC, when I worked to fix up buildings, I told everyone, ‘You have to fix the hood first and this means stopping ALL the criminals.’ And that was 90% of my work: stopping crime took time and was lucrative. Safe neighborhoods are easy to sell properties. People like safe. But liberals have this deep desire to coddle criminals which clashes with saving neighborhoods.