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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Exclusive: Sexual harassment scandal could involve twenty Cranston firefighters

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In March of 2017,  Rebecca Lema made history as the first female firefighter in the city of Cranston with a department of 195 all male members. On Halloween of 2019, trick or treat in Cranston turned into Nightmare on Park avenue as Lema came forward with sexual harassment allegations that threaten to rock Cranston city hall. According to firefighter sources, Lema made a formal complaint of allegations against as many as fifteen Cranston firefighters with a number that could climb higher than twenty. When Lema was hired in March of 2017 the city had no personnel director and therefore firefighters did not complete any training in sexual harassment, despite the fact Lema was the first female on a staff of 195 men.  

 Lema has allegedly made credible allegations of rampant sexual harassment within the Cranston firefighters with a culture of sexual harassment that extends up to high ranking city fire officials. Sources quote repeated demands from male firefighters for oral sex ( " hey get over here and suck my d**k," crude language, demands for her to watch them masterbate, daily sexual innuendo (" wanna see my hose?"), and reports of a giant black dildo along with other sex toys kept in the firehouse behind Cranston city hall.  A Cranston source claims several firefighters gathered together the first weekend of November to "get their stories straight and back each brother up."Lema reportedly made several verbal complaints in the past to high ranking Cranston fire officials but nothing was done to curb the behavior.

 NBC 10 has reported the city has hired an outside investigator to look into the allegations. 

is this really the bravest? 

The Cranston firefighters have a long history  mired in scandal from fist fights within the ranks, overtime scams, 18 paid holidays,  to attacking a sitting mayor. John DePetro was first to break this latest scandal. Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest on the scandal.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Get your Rhode Island Trump magnets


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Show your pride.  Rhode Island stands up for the President.Get yours today from Bori Graphix. 

one mile from Warwick mall
Get your Trump Magnets today at Bori Graphix in Warwick. One mile from Warwick mall.

Get your Anti-Raimondo magnets for the Rhode Island roads

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get it for your car today

The queen is not pleased. Word is Governor Raimondo is not thrilled about the new car magnets that are seen on the roadways around Rhode Island.  Raimondo has the worst  approval rating of a Governor in the United States with close to a 60% disapproval rating! Get your magnets at Bori Graphix in Warwick.

one mile from Warwick Mall

Send a message to Raimondo. Stop in and get your magnets today from Bori Graphx in Warwick.  One mile from Warwick mall.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Exclusive: Board of Elections official claims over 20,000 illegal aliens voted in 2018 Rhode Island election


For the past 9 months an employee of the Rhode Island Board of Elections (BOE) has been in communication with DEPETRO.com,  speaking on both off the record communication and on background regarding the 2018 Rhode Island general election.  This individual, (who's identity is being held to protect their anonymity) has now agreed to go on the record with conditions that their identity, gender, and role at the Board of Elections remain protected. This individual (who will be referred to as "O1" Officer One) has stated they would cooperate with any law-enforcement investigation but must remain silent for now for fear they will lose their job at the BOE. The information communicated by O1 has been carefully reviewed for both accuracy while at the same time allow this individual the ability to remain protected. 

 O1 described the ballot situation during the 2018 election as "completely void of integrity." According to O1, there are "no checks and balances" for who is being registered to vote and who is casting the vote. 

"It is extremely upsetting, frustrating and frankly I feel terrible about the current conditions, but we simply don't know what to do. I do my job the best I can and we have very dedicated professionals working to improve the system but it is basically out of our hands. The amount of ballot harvesting has gone to a higher level and we simply are not equipped to handle it or process it to ensure all votes are legitimate. Campaign workers are finding people, registering them to vote, presenting a mail ballot and then delivering the ballot to the BOE. The opportunity for manipulation of the vote is egregious. During the 2018 election season there were thousands of mail ballots being cast, and I mean thousands, that we knew were wrong but there is simply no mechanism in place to take proper corrective measures to stop it. On one street in the city (Providence) there were over 600 mail ballots and I honestly don't believe one of those votes should have been counted."

 When asked how O1 could determine that perhaps a mail ballot might be suspect, O1  responded," X for a signature, large numbers of ballots from the same address, all voting the same in each race, and all with names that are not exactly Smith or Jones." 

I asked O1 if they suspected illegal aliens were voting and O1 responded with an eye roll. What followed was a game (of sorts) of higher or lower for the number of illegal aliens that voted in the 2018 Rhode Island general election. I began with a guess of "10,000". O1 lifted their thumb up. I guessed "15,000". Again the thumb went up. I said, "18,000 illegals voted!?" The reply was "higher." I said "20,000?" O1 nodded and confirmed,"yup, maybe more." Before I could ask another question O1 said,   "listen it is simple. Anyone can register to vote which means anyone can vote with no system to verify it. The Raimondo campaign handed in thousands of mail ballots and none of them got tossed." 

 I asked O1 about the fact that on the mail ballot form there is a signature stating "I swear by penalty of perjury I am a resident of Rhode Island and a citizen of the United States." According to O1, in the past 20 years not one person has been charged with committing perjury. Not one in 20 years. O1 would not confirm or deny a report the Raimondo campaign handed in 60,000 mail ballots during the 2018 election. When asked about early voting, O1 said,"If you check the early voting it is the same as mail ballot voting, they just get to vote twice."

This story is still developing. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Can Speaker Mattiello survive?


Speaker Mattiello faces his biggest legal challenge yet as Attorney General Peter Neuronha signals there is a new sheriff in crimetown and he is getting ready to take down Mattiello. The indictment of Mattiello campaign chief Jeff Britt for felony money laundering signals a new era in the fight against political corruption in Rhode Island. 

AG Peter Neuronha

It was uncomfortable and pathetic to watch as AG Neuronha had to explain to "legal experts" (Eileen Violet) the definition of money laundering, which had been seen as acceptable and nothing more than a minor campaign violation.   Mattiello was shocked at the Britt indictment and went into hiding on Friday while watching and (reportedly) cursing as he watched the Neuronha press conference. Does not sound like there will be handshakes and hugs.  Britt, a sleazy hustler turned political hack, was once banned from gay bars in Providence for fighting and getting arrested which apparently makes him qualified to run a Rhode Island political campaign. 

 The local media attempts to portray Britt as a "political operative" yet he has lost every campaign he has been part of with the exception of the 2016 Mattiello race, which they stole by 85 votes.  Britt has announced he "won't be the fall guy for the speaker" yet he is described by many as a pathological liar and criminal (perfect for a fall guy). Britt lost his first campaign race in Pawtucket in 2002 and then was the mastermind of the disastrous Frank Caprio 2010 "shove it" campaign for Governor which is considered one of the worst run campaigns in recent memory. Britt ran the Binder campaign against Gordon Fox (lost), Ken Block 2014 campaign for Governor (lost) and then Mattiello 2016 ( won by 85 mail ballots). The single biggest question is whether is it possible Mattiello did not know what Britt was up to (which seems highly unlikely)  and if Britt can prove it. 

Gordon Fox inmate and former speaker

Neuronha could become the next Governor or even Senator if he can take down the Speaker and become a corruption crime fighter. So another Speaker of the House is in hiding, under investigation and the state of corruption continues.  Listen to the John DePetro show to learn the latest. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

How Burrillville high school got set up by the progressive left

The story of the Burrillville high school incident with Central Falls has been in the headlines, but the real story goes back to last spring. Several inner city high schools inquired within the RI Interscholastic League about receiving more funding for their school sports. Several schools, including Central Falls, also inquired if they could receive more state funding if some schools became"ineligible" to participate. What took place in Burrillville was a calculated attempt by progressive left individuals to make a play for more funding for their schools by portraying their opposition as racists. Watch for groups to appear on the scene who want funding for "diversity training" at suburban schools. Pay up or you are a racist. 

 If suburban schools can't participate in school sports, the thought process was to make an argument that schools like Shea, Tolman and Central Falls deserved the funding set aside for suburban "white"schools. The situation that played out in Burrillville was a scam in which Burriville had to try and prove they were innocent as opposed to Central Falls proving they were guilty. The lie spread quickly to the media where the local TV stations showed students wearing red, white and blue and failed to emphasis the racist allegations were heard by one political activist from Central Falls who failed to produce one shred of evidence. Political activist like the wife of Mayor Elorza pushed the allegation as fact and participated in a smear campaign against the students and parents of Burrillville.

 In Central Falls, the story morphed into a bunch of "red-neck, racist,  pick-up truck driving, Trump supporters" who were threatening the Central Falls girls volleyball team with vicious racist threats, vile language and threats of violence. The incident was a complete fabrication which took advantage of Burrillville school administrators who were slow to defend the school and students. Burrillville is now on a one year probation, students have received death threats and the school band was even booed at a recent parade. The progressive activist have a victory and made an example of anyone who gets in their way. The question is which suburban school will be next to be targeted as white racists? Activist groups will demand money to help curb the racial atmosphere in suburban schools.

Friday, October 11, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: feds building a RICO case against House Speaker Nick Mattiello


Here they come. Friday October 11, 2019 brought word that the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney's office has issued a subpoena to the state seeking records regarding Victor Pedro a Cranston chiropractor. A federal grand jury is looking into Pedro receiving over $1.4 million in state Medicaid money over recent years. If it is state money, why would there be a federal grand jury? Legal sources tell DePetro.com the feds are building a possible RICO case against House Speaker Nick Mattiello. 

Reportedly the Feds are looking into the actions of Mattiello (E1) and a top aide (E2). Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ACT is a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization, which sounds like the Mattiello crime family. This story is developing...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The $200 grand Providence book scam


A sucker is born every minute, except for Providence where it is more like every :30 seconds. Congrats to the Boston Globe for at least opening the door on a story that won't go away. We are suppose to believe that somehow a group in the Providence school department found a book they wanted all high school and middle school students to read. Was it a best seller? A well known author? A highly recommended book? No. It was an unknown book by an unknown author who self-published a collection of basketball quotes and quotes about God. The "author" was peddling his book on Amazon for $14 per copy but was willing to drop the price by a whopping $3 since the Providence schools agreed to buy close to 17,000 copies.


Experts in publishing have said the price should have been closer to $4 a copy since it was self-published and was being bought by non-profit public schools. The "author" charged Providence schools for shipping and handling, even though one author said she would have driven the books to Providence overnight at the prospect of selling close to $200,000 worth. The "author" also had to incorporate his new found business after he received the giant book offer. The "author" would not respond to media requests or even offers by other school districts who wanted to buy his book. A self-published author who claims to be a motivational speaker who refuses to respond to the media or do interviews? That is a first. The author comes to Providence and is hidden as he sneaks into public schools to meet students and refuses to grant one media interview, even as he is supposedly trying to sell more books and get hired as a motivational speaker. Of course none of this makes any sense and an audit will show that this scam has been used in the past.


Many times in government a lease on a building is secured by individuals who inflate the price and then "kickback" part of the overpaid lease to the corrupt person who gave them the contract. The kickback is frequently used in corrupt situations of contracts with little to no oversight. $187,000 for a bunch of books worth about $50,000 from an unknown author who hides from the media and makes no attempt to sell more books to other schools. If this were a real situation, the author would hold a press conference and answer every question about his book. He would meet with other schools and try to get more schools to buy his book and he would explain why it is appropriate reading for students. A real author would cut the price in half and try to get a real publisher to pick up his book and try to get every school to buy his book. What author and motivational speaker hides from the press and refuses to do interviews? Why does the author not respond to other school districts who have inquired about his book? Where is the $187,000? Cianci would be proud. 

To find out what is really happening in Rhode Island listen to the John DePetro Radio show. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

If the election were held today, would Governor Raimondo be reelected?

 Can we vote again? Governor Raimondo is less than a full year into her second term and the wheels are coming off fast. The bad news is weekly for "the Guv" with no end in sight. So far in 2019 the state is ranked 50th for worst state to do business. The education scores released show the state is getting crushed when compared to Massachusetts. The Governor is now the subject of an Ethics Commission investigation into a no-bid $1 billion dollar contract. Twin River is dying due to new competition coming from Encore in Ma. UHIP received a $2 million dollar fine by the Feds and IGT and Twin River are publicly fighting in a messy dispute. 

Raimondo has an approval rating of 38% making her the second least popular Governor in the country.  Would Raimondo receive 4 more years if the election was this November? 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

CH 10 live newscast interrupted by Providence thug with graphic language


The team you trust got ambushed by a Providence thug on live television Friday evening. While reporter Sam Read was live with an update on a police officer shot, a street punk grabbed the CH10 mic with obscene language for all to hear. Caution: graphic language in video below.

 What is equally appalling was the silence by city officials at the disgraceful behavior by a street punk moments after a police officer was shot. If the punk who grabbed the mic was white wearing a MAGA hat and the reporter was black, Elorza and Raimondo would have held a press conference denouncing the disgraceful act. 

The city of Providence was on full display for the state to see how far it ha fallen, yet crickets from the mayor and the governor. The reporter handled the incident with class and grace. 

For the latest on media in RI, listen to the John DePetro Radio Show. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Should Channel 6 hire Frank Coletta for the morning show?

Frank Coletta

 It would be the ultimate game changer boss move if ABC 6 decided to hire Frank Coletta, who just retired from NBC 10. Coletta is 67 and is way to young in this day and age to retire. If Channel 6 hired Coletta it would completely change the dynamic of local TV news and it would be a loud statement by the new owners of ABC6. Coletta and Art Lake signed " Morning Sunrise" on the air at NBC 10 and at times had some of the biggest ratings for an NBC affiliate in the country. Sunrise had a 70 share in the 90's which is unheard of in TV news. 

70 share

The morning dynamic has changed in 2019 with Today, GMA, Fox and Friends and Morning Joe, but local TV from 6:am-7:am is still a big money maker for the locals and Frank Coletta made NBC 10 plenty of money. The new owners of ABC6 should offer Coletta whatever he wants for a 5-year deal for 5:am-7:am on CH 6 as the lead-in to GMA. Coletta would more than triple whatever ratings CH6 has in the morning plus tremendously increase revenue(sponsors love Coletta). 

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 People are very habitual about their morning routine from what time they get up, shower, eat, and leave for work. Viewers tend to be very habitual and loyal with morning television as opposed to other times in the day or night when they may flip around. Frank Coletta could pull his loyal viewers to ABC6 with as much as 35% of the NBC10 morning audience. Should he sign onto ABC6, it would be huge if done in time for November sweeps. WPRI Ch12 has a solid morning program and would probably not make a move towards Coletta, although they could benefit as well. There are few opportunities in media to completely move the needle with one change but ABC6 signing Frank Coletta as their morning anchor is one of those times. Ratings, revenue and big lead-in for GMA.

 Listen to the John DePetro Show for the latest on RI media. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Raimondo blows off Bristol: first Governor in history of Rhode Island to skip parade


God save the Queena. Governor Raimondo made a loud statement by becoming the first Rhode Island Governor to blow off the Bristol July 4, Parade. Sources say the state congressional delegation were shocked Raimondo chose to skip the country's longest running parade because "she is tired of getting booed" in Bristol along the parade route.

Seth, Sheldon, Jack, Jim, David. Who is missing?

 Parade organizers usually have to police the number of politicians that want to be part of the parade, and were upset Raimondo skipped it.  Raimondo marched last year along with her son while gearing up for her November reelection.  One parade source mentioned that even Gov. Linc Chafee always marched in Bristol despite his low poll numbers.

the Queena

 Raimondo skipping Bristol comes on the heels of her controversy to not light the State House dome red,white, and blue during the week leading up to July 4. Raimondo sources have indicated Governor Raimondo considers the American flag "divisive" and understands the position of Nike. Raimondo is said to be tired of the "whole Rhode Island thing" and hopes to get an appointment in a new Democrat White House administration. 

Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest.