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  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day - September 27, 2014

    Once again, police departments and law enforcement agencies across Rhode Island will participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Satuday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More →

  • When It Comes to Texting and Driving...#ItCanWait

    Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are teaming up to bring AT&T’s powerful “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” awareness campaign to schools throughout Rhode Island this year. More →

  • Take Charge! of Online Bullying

    AG Kilmartin and Cox are teaming up to encourage you to TakeCharge! of your family's communications by assessing your digital life. More →


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News & Press

09/19/2014 12:15 EDT
With recent studies showing that distracted driving has surpassed drinking and driving as the leading cause of death for teenagers behind the wheel, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin continued his efforts to educate Rhode Islanders about the dangers of distracted driving with a visit to Toll Gate
09/17/2014 17:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Frank Green, age 40, of Providence, pled nolo contendere yesterday today before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling, domestic strangulation and violating a no contact order. Under...
09/16/2014 14:15 EDT
Following a unanimous vote by the Westerly Town Council on Monday night passing a resolution to not text and drive and to encourage all those who live and visit Westerly to never text and drive, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the Town Council for taking a leadership position on the...
09/15/2014 14:30 EDT
AG Kilmartin to Address Town Council on Monday, September 15th Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will go before the Westerly Town Council on tonight at 7:00 p.m. to share a powerful documentary on the deadly consequences of texting and driving. In addition, the Westerly Town Council is...

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08/22/2014 13:07 EDT
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official appetizer, the General Assembly also passed several bills to make our neighborhoods safer and protect our most vulnerable citizens.

This session the General Assembly passed and Governor Lincoln Chafee signed 13 bills filed at my request to enhance the safety and security of elders and children, give prosecutors more tools to put violent gang members behind bars and update our Internet safety laws, among others.

Every person deserves to be treated with respect. Every person - no matter how young or old - deserves to be safe from those who live with them, care for them or come in day-to-day contact with them. 

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03/04/2014 16:27 EST
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, I am warning Rhode Island consumers to be extra-vigilant about potential tax-related scams.Particularly in these difficult economic times, tax season can be very stressful – both mentally and financially – and con artists know that being under stress can make people more vulnerable.

My office is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant against predatory or even fraudulent tax-related offers. To help consumers avoid being scammed this tax season, we have put together a list of “red flags” to watch out for, and tips to help you – and your money – stay safe.
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