Uprise RI writes an article on Brett Smiley’s, Democrat for Mayor of Providence, press conference about crime and policing in Providence.

Providence Mayoral Candidate Brett Smiley held a downtown press conference on Thursday to talk about the recent rise in crime and violence in the city.

“In the past few weeks we’ve seen an uptick in violent crime in our community,” said Smiley. “This week alone, two women were attacked – one murdered, another brutally assaulted. And during this time we’ve heard almost nothing leaders at the City and State level about what they’re going to do to stop it.”

Smiley stressed that all available resources, including the offer of having the State Police assist Providence, must be accepted. Because ATVs move from city to city, the State Police would be particularly helpful in “dealing with the ATV Problem,” said Smiley.

“There’s not one solution to this problem,” said Smiley. “It starts with making sure that our police force has the tools, staff and most importantly the support it needs to keep our city safe.

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