- Here's what Google News gives you for "iww north providence".
- Here's what you get on Google for the same search.
Here's what the cops, who were clearly out of their depth, did to a protester, who didn't move back to the sidewalk fast enough, reportedly.
(Click the title of this post for a slideshow of all the photos from this event.) Here's the North Providence Police Department Mission Statement:
The members of the North Providence Police Department are dedicated and committed to providing the highest quality police services to our citizens. We are dedicated to the concept of personal excellence at the highest level, uncompromising integrity, continuous improvement in order to enhance public safety, protection of life and property, and the reduction of crime and the perceptions of crime. We will fulfill this mission by developing a partnership with the community in a manner that inspires confidence and trust.Touching, no? This is what hypocrisy looks like.
We acknowledge a community commitment to resolve issues and improve the quality of life for all residents. Members of the North Providence Police Department take pride in our professional accomplishments
and abilities.We are individually accountable for the reflection of the following core values in both our professional and personal lives:
- Respect for human life;
- Treating all people with the highest regard and respect;
- Honesty and integrity through ethical behavior;
and excellence demonstrated inall areas of duty;
- Cooperation with all agencies of Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement and government;
- Strengthen partnerships with the community.
The victim, Alexandra Svoboda, has already had one operation on her broken, dislocated knee, and the affected vascular artery, at Rhode Island Hospital.
Another is scheduled for Wednesday.
Alex has no health insurance. If you can help, send what you can to:
- Providence IWW GMB, PO Box 5795, Providence, RI 02903.
- Or contact Mark Frey at 201-669-0714 or Billy Randel at 646-645-6284.
North Providence Mayor:
Charles A. Lombardi
North Providence Town Hall
2000 Smith Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Telephone: (401) 232-0900, ext. 226
Fax: (401) 232-3434
Ernest C. Spaziano
North Providence Police Department
1967 Mineral Spring Ave.
North Providence, RI 02904
Business line: 401-233-1433
Fax number: 401-233-1438
North Providence Police Department Professional Standards Unit
1967 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
(401) 233-1433 Ext. 114
Confidential Fax (401) 233-1425
Or use this nifty form (PDF).
From the NPPD site: "The Commendation/Complaint form must be submitted to the Police Department. The form can be submitted in person, by mail at the above address, or by Fax at the above number."
Update: Projo coverage: here, here, here, here and here. A video and more here.