Statement from Councilman John Goncalves Regarding Woman Attacked by ATV Riders This Morning

Aug 4, 2021 | 0 comments

The terrifying and senseless act of violence that took place this morning is a wake up call to local leaders that we must act immediately to protect the residents of our city.

In the past week alone, two innocent young women have been the victims of brutal violence on our city streets. I strongly support my City Council colleague, Councilor David Salvatore and urge my colleagues to suspend August recess for an emergency meeting.

The City Council must meet with Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Pare and the Police Department to ensure that any and all steps are being taken to protect residents in our city from the gun violence and dangerous behavior that has been plaguing our city streets.

It is our responsibility to face these matters head on and make critical changes to stop the cycle of any violence that is endangering the community and the residents of our city.

John Goncalves
Councilman, Ward 1
Providence City Council

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