Eighty-one percent of black Americans said they would prefer if police spend the same amount of time or more time in their neighborhoods, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday.
Expect the Vermont Senate to fully fund the Global Warming Solutions Act when the Legislature returns in August, Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, D-Chittenden, said on an Energy Action Network Zoom call Wednesday.
To be sure, these mayors are in favor of reforms to how policing is carried out, but the notion that black communities, especially those dealing with higher levels of crime, want fewer or zero police on the streets, is untrue. The opposite is the case.
You might wonder how Republican Gov. Charlie Baker could support such a bill. He has done so in part because the Supreme Court ordered him to cut back carbon dioxide emissions under that state’s Global Warming Solutions Act.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are teaming up on a proposal requiring lawmakers who introduce climate bills to consider the impact such legislation will have on black people and poor communities.
“It is as though Planned Parenthood had the Attorney General’s Office on retainer. Attorney General TJ Donovan’s use of public resources for the benefit of his favored special interest group is inappropriate.”
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Justice for All, the ACLU of Vermont, and several other lobby groups published 10 police-control recommendations in a document entitled “Re-imagining Policing in Vermont.” These merit close scrutiny.
As states and local governments grapple over reopening schools in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, introduced a bill to ensure that federal education money follows students regardless of where they are educated.
With the upcoming academic year around the corner and school districts pondering whether to reinstate classes at brick and mortar campuses or continue with virtual learning, home schooling has emerged as a popular option in the Granite State.
“This was a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend,” the NRA said. “You could have set your watch by it: the investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle.”
The protests and riots in the streets of American cities have been raging on for months now, and it seems there is no end in sight. But fact is, there exists a very easy fix — if our leadership were only willing to implement it.