We think jail is the appropriate place for someone who kills an elderly couple while texting and driving; or stabs or chops a person to death in broad daylight; or shoots somebody in the face multiple times; or shoots innocent bystanders downtown, or at the mall. Sarah George sees things differently.
The proposal would ban the use of chokeholds, eliminate qualified immunity for police officers, and ban no-knock warrants in drug case. It would ban racial, religious and discriminatory profiling and establish a National Police Misconduct Registry among many other changes.
According to research coordinator, Emily Anderson, the -0.45% is the first time the average percentage has been a negative number, meaning that police spending across the state is decreasing. These findings are especially remarkable because data from previous years yielded much higher average percentages of police spending.
The main concern with the report was that the sample size or data used was too small to prove that Black drivers are more likely to be targeted by police officers conducting traffic stops in Shelburne.
This week, the city witnessed a telling incident. Police had removed a fence erected around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse because it became a “symbol of divide” between law enforcement and the community. Rioters then descended on the federal courthouse and vandalized it. Now the fence is back up.
If the Capitol Police are going to continue to rely on National Guardsmen (there are still over 2,000 in the capital), if they’re going to shoot unarmed people, if they’re going to fail us despite their large numbers and huge budgets, perhaps it’s time to defund them.
A new report from the University of Vermont shows that town police spending decreased slightly this year, marking a reversal from previous years when spending on local police increased. Several Franklin County towns saw large changes in the amounts spent on police services.
In the newest episode of The Ericka Redic Show, host Ericka Redic discuses school resource officers in Vermont’s schools. Competing bills in the Vermont Legislature want to eliminate, expand SROs.
A recent study found that Black drivers are 4.4 times more likely to be stopped by police than white drivers in Shelburne, raising concerns among Shelburne selectboard members. University of Vermont Economics Professor Stephanie Seguino conducted the study.
UVM professor Stephanie Sequino has repeatedly created so-called studies that are used to slander all Vermont police as racist. These ridiculous abuses of statistical analysis are a good example of how “social justice” ideology perverts truth to create agitation. This video uses a simple example to explain the Big Lie.
At a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Government Operations committees last Thursday, lawmakers heard Vermont’s public safety commissioner say current policing policies are sufficient to diffuse potential hostile situations between law enforcement officers and the public.
Taken together, three Vermont Senate bills would expel active-duty police from schools, limit suspensions of law-breaking students, and prevent off-duty cops and retired military from responding to a school shooting.