Cup o’ (Pro)jo

Providence Police Detective Robert DeCarlo was charged Monday with assaulting a handcuffed victim in the latest development in a controversial police brutality case.  The beating, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred last October and involved two Providence officers.

Pay your taxes or face public shame–this seems to be the message behind Rhode Island’s posting of the top 100 delinquent taxpayers.  Names are published on a state website, along with the exact amount and kind of tax that is owed.  Earning the dubious first place finish on the list is a Boca Raton couple who owe that state a whopping $1.2 million in personal income taxes.

Nine students at a North Attleboro high school were arrested for placing improvised soda bombs under cars and in a mailbox.  The students apparently found out how to make the bombs on the Internet.

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