Law and Order

Judge Wisely Disregards Maliciously Misinformed Mob in Jeann Lugo Ruling

By Monique Chartier | November 17, 2022 |

Judge Joseph Terence Houlihan yesterday acquitted then-police officer Jeann Lugo of simple assault at the June 24 melee at the State House, finding that Lugo was trying to break free from Rourke who was restraining him from entering the “melee” that occurred at the rally. Kudos to Judge Houlihan for issuing this wise and thoughtful…

Jeann Lugo’s Arrest Record Confirms Jennifer Rourke Grabbed Him

By Monique Chartier | July 14, 2022 |

Anchor Rising has obtained from the Rhode Island State Police the Arrest Record of Jeann Lugo pertaining to the June 24 melee at the State House. Click here to view it. A couple of interesting items from the record: > The last page includes a full description of the events that led up to Jeann…

The mob tackles Jeann Lugo

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements is shameless in executing injustice against Jeann Lugo.

By Justin Katz | July 1, 2022 |

From the beginning, the likelihood that Providence police officer Jeann Lugo would receive a fair hearing was vanishingly small.  His political views conflict with those of the ruling class in Rhode Island, and he therefore does not enjoy basic rules of justice and due process. How egregiously brazen this injustice can be is shocking, nonetheless. …

Jeann Lugo Should Consider Suing Bill Bartholomew for Defamation

By Monique Chartier | June 28, 2022 |

Justin Katz called it early.  Bill Bartholomew’s extremely clipped video of Jeann Lugo striking Jennifer Rourke at the State House melee Friday night is a serious disservice to the truth. Bartholomew’s clipped video doesn’t show what happened leading up to that moment. So you don’t see Jennifer Rourke laying hands on Jeann Lugo.  Without his…

A sonogram.

The Supreme Court has undone a travesty of law by overturning Roe v. Wade.

By Justin Katz | June 24, 2022 |

Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day, but the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, which invented a Constitutional right to abortion across the country.  To this day, many Americans don’t realize just how radical the judicial legislation was, making the United States much more extreme than most of the world, with abortion…

Image of Police Line tape.

Ulvade exposed a contradiction in our policy compromises around gun regulation.

By Justin Katz | June 1, 2022 |

Policy arguments driven by emotion will often have incoherent gaps in their logic, and the Ulvade shooting exposes a big one. Emotional people tend to focus on the most-dramatic element in a scene, which in this case is the shooter, and the solution appears to them to be removal of the gun.  The problem is…

A water drop and ripples

The right thing to do isn’t entirely clear in the recent NYC subway harassment video.

By Justin Katz | May 29, 2022 |

I’m as keen to lament the deterioration of our broader community as anybody else, but reactions to a recent cell phone video taken in the New York City subway seem to me to overstate the inaction of the bystanders. In summary, a guy who is obviously disturbed walks through the subway car shouting.  He sits…

A child on a country road.

The impulse to turn every incident into a political question is unhealthy.

By Justin Katz | May 25, 2022 |

Especially when done with calculation for political gain. When our nation experiences another school shooting, advocates — right up to the White House, at this point — refuse to give us so much as a day to process the emotions and gather information.  They insist that they have the solutions, that they’re easy and obvious,…

Bud Cicilline and Darlene D'Arezzo on State of the State

State of the State: Mental Health in Law Enforcement

By Darlene D'Arezzo | May 22, 2022 |

Bud Cicilline joins host Darlene D’Arezzo to discuss mental health, particularly as it relates to law enforcement and first responders.

Richard August and Charles Calenda on State of the State

State of the State: The Republican Candidate for Attorney General

By Richard August | February 20, 2022 |

Host Richard August speaks with attorney Charles Calenda, who is seeking election to the AG’s office out of concern for how the office has been run under incumbent Peter Neronha.