“I am saddened to hear that two young people have been charged in connection with the July 1 murder of Jorge L. Gonzalez Colon in the Silver Lake neighborhood. This tragedy serves as a poignant reminder of the important conversations taking place in the City of Providence and across the nation about education and law enforcement. I commend the Providence Police Department for their diligent work on this case.
Let’s continue working towards creating a City in which youth are afforded the high quality education and after school programming that empower them through cyclical poverty and violence, and in which our Law Enforcement Officers continue to serve and protect their communities in a dependable and constructive manner.”
President-Providence City Council