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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Exclusive: Does the State Police scandal lead to Speaker Mattiello's office?

 Warning: video below contains vulgar language and violence. Intended for mature audiences only. 

In the video above, Demers in reportedly in the black shirt. Unknown if this was considered  "training" for the academy. 

The  CH 10 I-Team broke a blockbuster story of allegations from a veteran trooper who refused to cooperate when asked to revise the background report he conducted on a potential new recruit to the Rhode Island State Police. http://turnto10.com/i-team/nbc-10-i-team-risp-lieutenant-says-boss-pressured-him-to-change-recruit-background-report

 The CH 10 story mentions a former trooper trying to get his son on the state police even though the son has had "twenty encounters  with the law" including one incident when he was arrested and he failed to mention it to state police during his interview.  The Trooper in the CH 10 story, LT. Mike Casey, claims he was pressured by State Police brass to alter the scathing background report he conducted on the son of the former trooper attempting to join the state police. 

Garrett Demers

The state police internal report identified the potential young recruit as Garrett Demers, son of former trooper James Demers. James Demers, who works security at the Dunk,  is reportedly good friends with House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Garrett Demers works at the Rhode Island State House for Speaker Mattiello. Hmmm?

 Sources claim pressure came from the Speakers office to the State Police to get Trooper Casey to alter his scathing report on Garrett Demers. One state police source claims Casey "misunderstood" and that state police were not trying to get Demers on the state police force but rather just have Trooper Casey " tone down" his scathing background check on Garrett Demers which includes twenty run-ins with law enforcement, arrest and vulgar language towards police.   

Speaker of the House

The state police will not send background checks they conduct to other police forces however other police forces do have access to read them at state police headquarters. State Police Colonel Ann Assumpico, 62 years old,  suddenly announced her retirement after only two years on the job shortly before this story broke. Sources claim Governor Raimondo initiated the Assumpico retirement shortly after learning of the state police scandal. State Police deny the claims by Trooper Casey. Assumpico became the first female Colonel of the Rhode Island State Police after an extensive diversity search. Governor Raimondo has named a replacement for Assumpico but this time around has skipped the diversity search. 

This story is developing...Listen to the John DePetro Show to find out more. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Is Providence Mayor Elorza the worst mayor ever?

Mayor Elorza and key staff

Providence Mayor Elorza has not been indicted for any real crime but seems he should be charged with being the worst mayor in the history of the state.  Elorza has embraced homeless and panhandlers, installed more parking meters and is unfriendly to business. Providence has one of the worst public school systems in the country along with some of the highest taxes. 

mayor who?

While Boston is booming, Providence has the empty Superman building and no new jobs. Elorza has encouraged illegals to move to Providence and proudly describes the city as a "sanctuary city." The Providence pension system is the titanic and the main priority of Mayor Elorza is a "kinder city." Elorza allows nightclub shootings and stabbings yet pulls the license and shuts down the Foxy Lady. Elorza has no plan over the next four years to improve the business climate, education system or lower taxes. Under Elorza, there was a school bus strike resulting in the drivers setting six buses on fire while they blamed an "electrical problem" for causing the fire on six separate buses in the pouring rain. Could any person do worse?

welcome to Silver Lake

 Governor Raimondo seems to want to distance herself from the pathetic excuse for a mayor. The city payroll is bloated with workers who are politically connected and no danger of ever losing their jobs regardless of the condition of the city. State leaders want to remove the city power over the 195 land due to the mayor being labeled "an idiot" by the Projo. What will be his next blunder? Listen to the John DePetro radio show for the latest.