Double Standards?

Here's to you....

Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman was forced to resign, the capping moment being a party for underage kids in his yard arranged by his daughter, which he immediately broke up when he returned home. The media were like a thunderstorm, all over this. Politicians yelled for his head as if watching a medieval combat.

on one of his properties, during which a young woman must be hospitalized. Earlier, a senator's son had visited. The governor claims it's a "private family matter," and the media have pretty much left it at that. The politicians are yawning.

Discuss. Unless you're hosting an underage drinking party, of course.

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Jack Baillargeron July 08, 2012 at 01:21 AM
I have to disagree with the James, if you had 50,000 police officers on the streets of providence, there would still be murders. Crimes are committed by criminals who have little fear of the police especially gangs. It is a gang war problem from what the police have been saying since the first one in January. Not much the police can do against that. When one is killed there will always be more to follow, and all the officers in the world will tell you that. Like stopping a lone gunman, this is about the same. You just can't. Well there is no denying Providence police have one hell of a job to do providence, right now it is not because of lack of officers, as the overtime is way down from last year. http://www.golocalprov.com/news/overtime1/ Also for the gang information a good site is this. http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Gang-Related-News?st=RI
Memere July 08, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Or maybe he'll become a politician like his dad. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!!
Suzanne Arena July 08, 2012 at 02:01 AM
@ Ella, I totally agree...well said! So, what's the solution as this has been in every media source? Do we the people start an online petition and as for his Resignation? Write to the Attorney General. Uprising at State House. Does anyone know the process to unseat by public repeal?
solomon July 08, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Well Said x2. I just started scanning this thread and that is exactly where my thoughts went. The foundation of a good moral compass and a healthy respect for consequence are created.....in my opinion... when a child is 3 to 5 years of age. After that good luck.
Uncle Ben July 08, 2012 at 02:40 AM
if we are going to talk about the criminals, well why not talk about how much the state pays the prison per year per prisoner ? now lets look at someone who took anothers life, well seeing how we don't have the death penalty we pay the prison for another persons life for them to feed, cloth and bathe, and bunk, so what its behind bars, thats what the criminal wanted, he or she was afraid to live on the streets any longer, so they go out and murder someone they hate, Rhode Island, and every state in the country should keep the death penalty and if they don't, it isn't to save antohers life, its to cost the state money and tax payers. The Prisons are some sort of a scam for the states, thats why they are all full to capacity.


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