Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Angel Taveras Angel Taveras stated on July 12, 2014 in an interview with The Providence Journal: "If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down." Angel Taveras stated on January 8, 2012 in a newspaper commentary: "In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."