Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Green Party calls on Providence Mayor and Council to Pass Community Safety Act (CSA)

PROVIDENCE — The State Committee of the Green Party of Rhode Island has written to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and key City Council members, calling for immediate passage of the proposed Community Safety Act (CSA), currently languishing before the City Council.

The CSA would create stronger checks-and-balances for law enforcement, to ensure safer encounters between officers and residents. For example, it would prohibit racial and ethnic profiling, implement a “standardized encounter form” to document police-citizen interaction, and set limits on police use of non-essential traffic stops, warrantless surveillance, and the so-called ‘gang list’.