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Otto Benson
Jul 29, 2014
10:38pm

From: Federal Hill Business Leaders Pledge to “Take Back” Their Community

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The real problem is is Gianfranco Marrocco who is the chief instigator behind turning Federal Hill into a nightclub area without the slightest thought about adverse consequences. His fixation on night clubs is why his Mediterraneo restaurant has steadily gone downhill and why his La Dolce Vita place is such a dump and if his weed infested, gaudy outdoor dining area is an indication what can you say about the cleanliness of the kitchen. The guy cannot even hire good-looking, classy women as a hostess, as he specializes in hiring dumpy, poorly dressed, crude talking ignoramuses.
 

Thoughtful One
Jul 29, 2014
10:21pm

From: NEW: David Caprio Resigns as Democratic State Party Chairman

in Politics

For all the crap dug up by media sources it just doesn't seem to be letting up. I bought a coffee at Scarborough and paid 4 bucks for a small coffee!
 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
10:04pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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And I don't know what qualifies you Max Diesel to determine who is a "real" prosecutor. Kilmartin has 30+ years in law enforcement, earning the rank of Captain on the Pawtucket Police, handling prosecutions for the city and serving as this State's top lawyer for the last four years. Your guy Dawson has about four years as a junior, entry-level prosecutor. From what I've heard, he couldn't crack it at this entry-level position and kept screwing up. It shows because in the last four years, he has really had no legal career in the private sector.
 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
10:00pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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@Max Diesel, to throw stones at Kilmartin you also insult the work of dedicated professionals who have spent their lives keeping you safe--from the police officers and first responders to the career prosecutors who serve in the Attorney General's Office. You really have no basis in fact for your comments. AG Kilmartin manages the Office and oversees the criminal division that handles these prosecutions. To call an organization that successfully convicts gang members "totally incompetent" doesn't pass the laugh test.

Keep drinking that Dawson kool aid. Maybe he'll take you on his yacht after he's lost the election and has no political or legal career but plenty of time to kill.
 

Max Diesel
Jul 29, 2014
9:48pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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That's a joke Tom Ryan. He contributes nothing to the process. That's good police work. Kilmartin's AG's office is a joke to both state and local police. Totally incompetent. If it wasn't for the police work, they'd never get a conviction. Try getting a case through screening without a signed confession on a silver platter and you'll sadly disappointed.

 

Max Diesel
Jul 29, 2014
9:41pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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"Well the guy was a cop, so maybe it's more of he knows what he's talking about and Dawson doesn't."

The only problem with this theory Kendrick is that Hodgson was a real prosecutor and Kilmartin wasn't even a real cop. The Pawtucket Police was just a stepping stone. He spent more time in the GA and getting his law degree on Pawtucket's dime to do any police work.

 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
8:45pm

From: Riley: RI Treasurer’s Race Part 4: Public Fund Summit 2014

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I'm not sure why GoLocal publishes Mike Riley's nonsensical vitriol. Not only was he involved in an irresponsible and reckless drunk driving incident where he was belligerent with Narragansett Police but the voters of the second Congressional district soundly rejected him in a crushing election defeat. He has no place attacking any of these candidates. An out of control drunk driver who put members of the public in danger has no place lecturing others about ethics or experience.

 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
8:41pm

From: Guest MINDSETTER™ Tom Sgouros: What Kind of Job is General Treasurer?

in Politics

Not sure why GoLocal publishes Mike Riley's nonsensical vitriol. Not only was he involved in an irresponsible and reckless drunk driving incident where he was belligerent with Narragansett Police but the voters of the second Congressional district soundly rejected him in a crushing election defeat. He has no place attacking any of these candidates. An out of control drunk driver who put members of the public in danger has no place lecturing others about ethics or experience.
 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
8:33pm

From: NEW: Hodgson Calls for RI to Use RICO Law to Combat Gang Violence

in Politics

More self-serving policy by press release by this know nothing Dawson Hodgson. Look at ProJo, Kilmartin is successfully prosecuting gang members.
 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
8:31pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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Jury after jury seems to disagree with you that Kilmartin does know who is shooting who and why. That's why there have been so many guilty verdicts.
 

Thomas Ryan
Jul 29, 2014
8:30pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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@Save Chadbrown, do you have any experience prosecuting gang members? Because you are claiming " the AG is so out of touch, he has no way of knowing who is shooting who and why." Yet, Attorney General Kilmartin has successfully prosecuted these gangs. Just yesterday a guilty jury verdict came back for a triple homicide. This follows the recent conviction of Fat Boy and the passage of Kilmartin's bill for enhanced gang sentencing. Kilmartin has been proactive in prosecuting gangs. We are in good hands.

Dawson seems like he just wants attention--again. Just capitalizing on tragedy.
 

Kendrick Jones
Jul 29, 2014
7:29pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

What a fool you are. The AG's office prosecutor the gang leader of MS-13 and five other of the gang. The US Attorney handled the rest. That was of the Rhode Island ones.
 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
5:12pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

By the way, can we assume that the AG will be too close to Palumbo and Caprio to do that prosecution? When will he ever test out that new public corruption legislation -- when his friends and GA colleagues stop getting indicted?
 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
5:10pm

 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
5:09pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

As recently as December 40-some odd gang members belonging to MS-13 were arrested by the FBI, DEA, and Providence, and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office... Those gangs are to what I am referring. Although the AG did get to put in a sound bite...
 

Kendrick Jones
Jul 29, 2014
5:00pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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@Save Chadbrown

Obiosuly you are part of those "community groups" who want money to fill a bloated non-profit that doesn't actually do anything.... who's out of touch?
 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
4:56pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

"Well the guy was a cop, so maybe it's more of he knows what he's talking about and Dawson doesn't. Those RICO prosecutions involved substantial racketeering and extortion. Where is that here? From what I am seeing in the news it is a bunch kids shooting each other over "disrespect". There is no drug turf war."

And if what you assert is correct, KJ, I think the AG would differ; he suggest that the overly broad "Criminal Street Gang" law he urged passage of would suffice against the GANGS..!!!
 

Jim Jackson
Jul 29, 2014
4:50pm

From: Riley: Caprio Track Record Good, Seth Magaziner Claims Questioned

in Politics

I question Caprio's record based on what happened with RI money invested in AIG in 2008.
 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
4:29pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

I don't think there are enough police on the streets to make that determination Jones. And the AG is so out of touch, he has no way of knowing who is shooting who and why. There are countless other examples of this law working, it just seems that the response above is an excuse for inaction. And kudos to Coyne for writing a good press release.
 

Kendrick Jones
Jul 29, 2014
4:14pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

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Well the guy was a cop, so maybe it's more of he knows what he's talking about and Dawson doesn't. Those RICO prosecutions involved substantial racketeering and extortion. Where is that here? From what I am seeing in the news it is a bunch kids shooting each other over "disrespect". There is no drug turf war.
 

Max Diesel
Jul 29, 2014
3:22pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

"Because RICO investigations require significant police resources, law enforcement agencies are critical partners in the decision whether their often limited resources are best used in such an effort."

This is called throwing the cops under the bus to cover your ass.

 

Robert Anthony
Jul 29, 2014
3:12pm

From: Federal Hill Business Leaders Pledge to “Take Back” Their Community

in Politics

And Tavaeras wants to be Governor? Really? He was M.I.A. for most of this issue and now he appears. What a joke.

As for Pare? As a former State Trooper he should be ashamed. What an embarassment.
 

alexis montcalvo
Jul 29, 2014
3:07pm

From: Riley: RI Treasurer’s Race Part 4: Public Fund Summit 2014

in Politics

Riley not reilly...sorry about that
 

alexis montcalvo
Jul 29, 2014
3:06pm

From: Riley: RI Treasurer’s Race Part 4: Public Fund Summit 2014

in Politics

Mr. Reilly I appreciate your expertise and the time you have put in to educate the public. Magaziner should answer any questions asked. He is running for office and the people do elect him, so he really needs to come up with answers. Magaziner is just another progressive puppet, with little to no work experience or accountability. Side show Bob Plain should just be dismissed. He started with a weak mind in life, went to Oregon, had a bad trip and story over. What is his famous quote “officer it’s my girlfriends”. Then we have the govenors son who violated the social host law and kicked a drunk girl off the property and she needed to be hospitalized within minutes of being thrown off the property. Now Chafees son attends Brown University. I thought Brown had higher standards (joking). Oh, don’t forget Sheldon Whitehouse and his son who was pulled over for driving under the influence and I believe there was a “pipe” in the car. I wonder what college accepted this kid. Rhode Island is a state of hypocrisy and it is ending. Tom Sgorous and his horrible temperament and “spun” Bob Plain will be things of the past. The people who work hard shall prosper and the trust fund “do nothing” progressives will have to find their own way. I am not sure Bob can even find his way home from the mill building in North Kingstown that he “works” out of. Thanks again Mr. Reilly. Regards
 

Save Chadbrown
Jul 29, 2014
2:22pm

From: Kilmartin Responds to Hodgson on RICO Gang Initiative

in Politics

It is ironic that dozens of communities around the country have successfully prosecuted gangs under state and federal RICO statutes, but our law enforcement community does not have the money, resources or skill sets under the current AG to do such a prosecution? Hillsborough and Osceola, Florida; Flint, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Topeka, Kansas; Buffalo, New York and so on...

Amazing we don't have the intellect in the state to get it done.
 

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