Statement from Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr.
It was alarming to hear a public official condoning an act of vandalism.
An act of vandalism is not political discourse, it is not freedom of speech, and it is not a form of dissent. It is a crime.
As elected officials we have a sworn duty to uphold the law and not waste precious resources cleaning up the mess that vandalism leaves behind.
As City Councilors we don’t represent just our Wards; we represent the City as a whole – including factions of constituents we may disagree with.
I believe wholeheartedly in one’s right to their freedom of speech and expression, but I will not and can not condone vandalism of any kind.
Nicholas J. Narducci Jr., Senior Deputy Majority Leader
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 4