Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Don’t Let the Grinch Ruin Your Holidays

In the classic Dr. Suess book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the green, mean Mr. Grinch was on a mission to deny the people of Whoville Christmas by stealing all the presents, decorations and food for the Christmas holiday.  How could anyone want to steal Christmas?  As Dr. Suess writes, “the most likely reason of all, may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.”

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Danger of Elder Abuse

Every person – regardless of age - deserves to be safe from harm by those who live with them, care for them, or come in day-to-day contact with them.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What is Elder Abuse

Abuse inflicted on elder people is unfortunately a situation, which more often than not, goes undetected or unreported.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Next year in Jerusalem

I recently had the honor of completing a five day visit to Israel with nine other Attorneys General from around the country.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Embrace Your Inner Mrs. Kravitz

You may not be familiar with the name Alice Pearce or Sandra Gould, but I am sure you remember Gladys Kravitz.  As the nosy neighbor on the television series Bewitched, Mrs. Kravitz was always causing trouble for Samantha Stephens by peeking into the windows to see what magic Samantha was brewing.  It wasn’t long before the name “Gladys Kravitz” entered our lexicon as a synonym for “nosy neighbor.”

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Need to Amend the Time Off For Good Behavior Statute

The early release of Michael Woodmansee, the man convicted of the murder of five-year old Jason Foreman and the attempted murder of Dale Sherman, from prison 12 years earlier than the originally imposed sentence, has put a spotlight on the state’s good behavior statute.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cracking Down on Criminals in the Ocean State

Protecting Rhode Island families is my highest priority as your Attorney General. We have taken a strong step towards enhancing the safety of our neighborhoods by signing onto the federal Secure Communities program.