RICRU campaigns for everyone’s rights. We actively and proactively promote law reform and cover cases to give platforms to people who may not have one, or may not be covered by the mainstream media. Updates will be posted to this page and the News section.
RICRU’s founding case, RICRU Director James was arrested by a renegade officer of the South Kingstown Police Department on July 25th, 2018. James claims he was unlawfully arrested and jailed on false charges, his car impounded while he and his girlfriend were homeless, cited $150 for a dollar worth of marijuana, his bag and car illegally searched, and his police report marked as his Miranda Rights having been read when they weren’t, his guns seized, his name slandered, and his parents’ address reported as his own, with the police refusing to redact it.
On August 4th, protesters associated with a number of left-wing organizations such as Ocean State Against Hate and members of ANTIFA (self-labeled antifascists) blocked, deplatformed, and tore down equipment at a peaceful, licensed rally hosted by Resist Marxism at the Rhode Island State House. They were organized with flyers describing the rally attendees as nazis. After numerous assaults, unlawful obstructions, and the destruction of their equipment, rally members were forced to disperse under threat of arrest, while black-dressed, masked counter-protesters remained around the Providence Place Mall, bragging. One masked protester dressed in all-black later attacked libertarian activist Samson Racioppi in the mall with a hammer. (Story below.) The videos
A 34 year old man Andrew St. Jean, was arrested for throwing horse manure at rally members and police, as other opposition members did on video.
Resist Marxism’s statement is available here.
News Coverage: Providence Journal |
Libertarian activist, Army veteran, and former candidate for Congress Samson Racioppi was struck an inch from his spine in the back of the neck with a large bike lock in the Providence Place Mall shortly after the Freedom Rally & March was illegally attacked by anti-free-speech protesters and terrorists. A video capturing the attack shows a masked individual dressed in all black striking Mr. Racioppi from behind while distracted, then running away readjusting his mask, as mall security looked on, stunned.
Alexander R. Carrion, 34, previously charged with politically-motivated crimes at a rally in 2016, was charged with Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony – Serious Injury, and Disorderly Conduct. We are shocked that only these charges were filed, considering the risk of death or serious injury were Mr. Racioppi hit in the spine or head.
We are spreading news of the attempted murder and petitioning other journalists to cover this event unbiasedly. RI NPR has been contacted regarding their shamefully biased article that, despite being updated, contains no information on the attacker or that he was clearly on the opposition’s side, and had attacked someone on the side of the peaceful rally that was destroyed in an act of terrorism.