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During the April Regional Trustee Meeting that was hosted by the DOC FOP Lodge #28 at the Millersville Men’s Club in Blackstone, MA on April 16, 2014 William Cabino received a plaque and a Lifetime Membership to the FOP. This award was given on behalf Lodge #28 presented by President Todd Bramwell of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police. William is a retired Correctional Officer. The son of William, Lance Corporal Shayne M. Cabino, USMC was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. A second award was given by Dave Malone who is the American Legion Commander from Post 85 in Woonsocket, R.I. and he is also Commander of the Department of Rhode Island First County Legion. Dave presented William Cabino with the American Legion Medal of Valor.
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From the executive board of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police:
Recently, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick decided to weigh in on the turmoil taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. The Governor is quoted as saying he is “sick of unarmed black men being shot by police”. Really? While it is certainly his right to comment, we seriously question the wisdom of such an inaccurate and inflammatory comment; actually, we find the comment quite outrageous; but not unexpected from a Governor who has demonstrated over and over again that he is no fan of the police. Given his public position, the Governor’s comment merely fuels the fire with his broad brush indictment of the law enforcement community.
The incident and subsequent riots in Ferguson are clearly tragic; but we will keep our own counsel as to any act that rises to criminal until the grand jury investigating the shooting completes its work; The Governor would be wise to do the same.
We do agree with the Governor’s rejection of the “lawlessness in the streets” that has occurred since the shooting and we note with great concern the small group of purported protesters who would use their Constitutional right of Peaceful Assembly and protest as a cover for looting and assaults on police forces who are charged with keeping the peace.