“Every story we’ve been told for the past three months has been, at its core, a lie — all of them, from the first day.”
As the spotlight increasingly falls on police behavior and procedures nationwide in the aftermath of several high-profile deaths this year, New Hampshire departments have increasingly sought training in de-escalation techniques.
Vermont public safety leaders stand ready to meet with protest organizers to ensure safe, peaceful gatherings at election time, Gov. Phil Scott and Public Safety Commissioner Mike Schirling said Tuesday.
Two police union executives said that in order to curb rioting, looting and mass violence, officers must be proactive, can’t hesitate to make arrests and must employ overwhelming force or the unrest will fester.
At 4:17 minutes into the six-minute video, Campbell tells Kilburn “shut the **** up and leave, go, they don’t want you here.” Kilburn calls Campbell a punk, gets out of the car, and initiates the violence by punching Campbell first.
A “fair and impartial policing” executive order issued by Gov. Phil Scott gives the Vermont Department of Public Safety sweeping new powers in the hiring, training and oversight of local and state police agencies.
Gov. Phil Scott said Friday at his regularly scheduled press conference that he will do whatever it takes to keep Burlington safe if the ongoing protests over police use-of-force turn violent.
Gov. Phil Scott has signed an executive order to accelerate a series of reforms and modernizations of public safety services in Vermont, and to initiate a comprehensive, ongoing discussion with state residents — especially historically marginalized communities — about how law enforcement can best serve communities’ needs.
Black people have been victimized by gun violence at a far greater rate than any other racial group amid a surge of shootings and murders in New York City, according to New York City Police Department data.
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.
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.