In the News - To Tell the Truth
Why have Gov. McKee, Housing Secretary Pryor, and Woonsocket Mayor Baldelli-Hunt created a misleading narrative about the homeless in RI?
By Richard Asinof, published in ConvergenceRI
Strange and stranger. An apparent news blackout surrounding the fact that Gov. Dan McKee and a number of his aides, including Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor, took part on a “tour” of three homeless encampments in Woonsocket on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, was finally broken, following reporting by Steve Ahlquist and ConvergenceRI.
The “tour,” organized by Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, included some 15 officials, including Gov. McKee and 10 Woonsocket police officers. It ended with the arrest of two individuals, one for illegal drug possession of what was alleged to be crack cocaine, the other for possession of firearms – a loaded Colt .38 revolver and a 9mm ghost gun with a magazine that had the capacity to carry 15 rounds, according to police reports on the arrests.