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Help Inundate Chafee with Calls about Sex Offenders in Cranston, HELP!

COMPLAINT to Governor Chaffee re: Sex Offenders in Cranston, HELP (by the end of Friday 24)

SEX OFFENDERS IN CRANSTON!!!
HELP, RESIDENTS OF CRANSTON - ASAP, P L E A S E call...

TO ALL

Things are stirring again and it is once again time to make those calls to the Governor's office. If we can inundate him with calls before Friday of this week it could make a major impact on any decisions he may be making.

We will not be successful if one or two people are calling we need at least 60+ to get attention.

Ask your neighbors, family and friends. Ask everyone in your household to make calls. WE NEED EACH AND EVERY VOICE in order to be successful and SOONER is better. Anyone who lives in Cranston is impacted by this issue. If you live in Garden Hills you clearly understand the risk, if you have children who use Brayton Park you clearly realize the danger, if you have any loved ones who use the walking track at Brayton Park it's an issue, and if you use the public libraries, convenience stores or shop at Garden City or Chapel View, you also realize..they are everywhere!

And if those issues aren't enough...they are a MAJOR burden on the Cranston Police, Fire and Rescue departments which takes necessary resources away from our tax paying residents while they are tending to Harrington Hall.

For those who may not know:

Senator John Tassoni is looking to move the Sex Offenders from Harrington Hall to the old women's prison on the same Pastore Complex grounds where Harrington Hall is located.

We had been patient with the current arrangement under the hopes and assumption that the building would be ruled uninhabitable and they would be forced to move elsewhere, and now Sen. Tassoni has taken it upon himself to select another space in our community. Mayor Fung and Nick Mattiello are working every angle to make sure this does not happen, BUT NOW THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT!!!! AGAIN!

I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT UNLESS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EXPRESS THEIR CONCERN THEY MAY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS OPTION. IF THEY DO, THESE DANGEROUS CRIMINALS WILL BE OUR NEIGHBORS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME.

1- Governor Chafee's Office - HE NEEDS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT OUR COMMUNITY WILL NO LONGER STAND FOR PUTTING OUR RESIDENTS IN HARMS WAY WHILE HE MAKES AN IRRESPONSIBLE DECISION TO HOUSE SEX OFFENDERS IN LARGE NUMBERS, TOO CLOSE TO ALL OF THE ELEMENTS THAT CAUSE THEM TO REOFFEND.

Tel: (401) 222-2080

Points to mention:

* Numbers are rising and it is unacceptable and it has become an unmanageable situation

* We are disappointed that he has not kept the safety of our community at the forefront

* We expect him to make a sensible, informed decision with regards to placement of such a facility

* Why would it make sense to place a homeless shelter with sex offenders within such close proximity to a playground, young girls softball field and elementary schools? That is an irresponsible decision

* Our community will not accept anything less than this shelter being moved elsewhere

IF WE CAN GATHER UP ENOUGH SUPPORT WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF GETTING THESE MEN MOVED TO ANOTHER FACILITY TO ANOTHER MORE SUITABLE LOCATION, PERMANENTLY!!!!!!!!!!

I realize no one wants this "in their backyard" as Sen. Tassoni put it, but we have already put up with these men tormenting our community and draining our Police, Fire and Rescue resources and funding... we also house the ACI and the Eleanor Slater Mental Hospital. CRANSTON HAS DONE ENOUGH!

To date we have received UNPRECEDENTED monitoring by the Cranston Police Department; if these men move into the old prison there is NO way possible this level of monitoring can be guaranteed indefinitely.

We also do not know if they will be housing MORE offenders in their new, nicer location. THIS COULD MEAN MORE UNSUPERVISED OFFENDERS WANDERING THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY.

These men need to be in a facility where the do not have access to the MANY temptations that surround the Pastore Complex.

Life is busy for everyone, but even if you do not care about this issue, please make a call on behalf all the children and potential victims who cannot call.  Note, please ask your family to comment or friends. 

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~Keep Cranston Safe Organizers

 

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Maya Lincoln August 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I certainly will call. I take the RIPTA buses and these offenders (though they are not really allowed on them) sneak on to the buses where there are children and women. It is sad that this state is too easy on sex offenders. Thank you for putting this article out there. I will share this with my face book.
Suzanne Arena August 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Thank you Maya!
Maya Lincoln August 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Anytime. I and a few of my friends list have called. I just hope that the Governor and the state could do something very fast. Plus, I live on the bus line that also goes into Pastore Center, which I encounter such "offenses" almost regularly. This same bus also goes to CCRI in Warwick (bus 22), in which many riders are young people. It is such a shame that the state does not do much to keep our children safe. I am very proud of your effort in assisting in this matter.
Suzanne Arena August 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Exactly Maya, traveling through the Pastore Center you often get unwelcomed entertainment. Sometimes I have found men peeing in the street, the Central Library has many "unstable behaviors" hanging out and I have been told they are from the Shelter. I have been trying to get the library and other City Buildings (Sports, Parks & Recreations for the Coaches in Concession stand) to post flyers of all LEVEL III's for Public Display. Kinda like a wall of Shame telling them to stay far away and keeping the public well informed so no Sex Offenders dare set foot in those facilities. I put forward that piece of Legislation which was supposed to protect such facilities within a 300' buffer. BUT, Schools, Libraries etc. don't even openly disclose their fliers to the public or to Staff back rooms. So, in a heavily populated area Maya, we need to ensure that we are ensuring your safety and put these (#$%*&~!) in a rural area away from children. That place is NOT Cranston, maybe Smithfield where Sen. Tassoni wants US to open our community to "more", how about we send them to his town!! Thanks for taking the time Maya. My 10 year old son called today and I was so proud. I think of all the parents that wine about this and do nothing. That's pretty common, because they are "busy" ya know - LOL!
Suzanne Arena August 25, 2012 at 01:42 PM
After having spoken to Rep. Mattiello, I voiced some concern yesterday about the idea of only calling the Governor's office vs. emails OR holding a rally. As clarified, Cranston and Providence are the 2 centers in the State for housing Homeless Sex Offenders and the Rep. clarified that we are trying to keep doing a good job of keeping the numbers down because we could get even more. To me, Keep Cranston Safe can be viewed as a paper group. Tricia O'Connor, a busy mom with great intent to lasso these people up and send them out of town has met with difficulty of people not taking a stronger stand. I for one, view the "quiteness" and handsoff sharing of the facts as setting us up for failure. My spin is to be the Robot on Lost in Space and get the information and facts out - all along, brainstorming with others that are most passionate about this situation. I spoke to Cranston resident, Carolyn Mederios founder of Alliance for SAFE Communities and who is on the Helen Glover Talk Radio Show on Monday's for morning "Outrage" of the week. She shared much about the topic above and the dynamics. She also shared that Sen. Tassoni put in the "Death Penalty Bill" this year and is supportive of finding a solution for Cranston, not making our problems worse which is being perpetuated by the people I am talking to. $$$$ seems to be the real issue here. Too costly to move to another City/Town :O(
Suzanne Arena August 25, 2012 at 01:43 PM
A BIG Thank you to all of you that took the time to call and voice your oppositive to the Governor.

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