Justice for Jeann Lugo Despite the Defamatory Video

By Monique Chartier | April 27, 2023 |

Jeann Lugo was acquitted in November of simple assault against Jennifer Rourke at the State House melee last June. The other criminal charge against Lugo, disorderly conduct, had been dismissed in August. Now a three member panel of police officers, in a process arising out of LEOBOR, has unanimously voted to set aside the firing of…

Dana Kopec and Darlene D'Arezzo on State of the State March 13, 2023

State of the State: Dana Kopec

By John Carlevale | April 9, 2023 |

Darlene D’Arezzo talks with Dana Kopec of the RIDEM about Aquatic Resource Education and Women’s Hunter Safety Education Programs

Frank Soccoccio and Richard August on State of the State

State of the State: Recent Gun Control Legislation/Recent Supreme Court Decision

By Richard August | July 10, 2022 |

Host Richard August discusses recent legal events related to Second Amendment rights with RI Second Amendment Coalition President Frank Soccoccio.

A Waterfire performer

Fighting Wars Against Everything from Cancer to Economic Ignorance

By John Loughlin | October 30, 2021 |

Dr. Tim Shafman discusses breast cancer in women and men, Ed Cabral announces a special Waterfire to honor veterans, Attorney Mark Smith talks about the Second Amendment, and former Trump White House economic advisor Peter Navarro presents his new book.

A water drop and ripples

The harmony between the ATF and the Taliban is discomfiting.

By Justin Katz | August 28, 2021 |

Contrast this news from the American Rifleman: In June, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make nearly all firearms configured with a pistol stabilizing brace subject to the National Firearms Act, requiring taxation and registration of millions of lawfully acquired firearms. The proposal represents a…

Cut roots on a wall

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Systemic Avoidance of Root Causes

By Justin Katz | June 14, 2021 |

This week, John and Justin discuss homelessness, gun crime, and the common theme that activists and politicians don’t want to touch the real problems behind them both.

State laws on self defense

Rhode Islanders have to run away from danger.

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

Eugene Volokh has posted a quick updated review of state laws concerning when residents have a right to use deadly force to defend themselves.  And wouldn’t you know it, Rhode Island is one of only twelve states that fall in the “duty to retreat” category.  The rest of the states are some variation of “stand…