Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare’s defense of the PCPRA in the face of escalating violence since its enactment reveals his and our governor’s out-of -control progressive agenda and how it will put all Rhode Islanders in harm’s way while it ties the hands of our police. It is inexcusable and every Rhode Islander should be outraged.
Much like our anti-police governor, the commissioner, who is hired by the mayor, dismisses the escalation of violence and, worse, ignores the concerns of the police in order to protect the mayor’s agenda. In an open letter, Michael Imondi, president of the FOP (Lodge 3) states “the general public needs to know the truth about the CSA/PCPRA and the anti-police people who pushed and threatened the city council to get this ordinance passed.” Imondi has told the press that there are people “taunting police officers while in the performance of their duties.” He even claims “several schools in Providence are training their students to be and act anti-police.”
No one should be surprised, because the students are already being allowed to disrespect the teachers. How would we expect that they be trained to respect the police?
These “reforms” affect our whole state, tying the hands of our police and demoralizing them, while putting the law on the side of criminals rather than law enforcement. As we saw a few years ago with riots in Baltimore and St. Louis, our elected officials turn a blind eye to the violence and crime that their “progressive” agenda promotes. It’s time we listen to our police and demand accountability on the part of the mayor and our governor for their radical, anti-police agenda. As Providence goes, so does the rest of our state.