A special committee formed in response to a couple of controversial use-of-force incidents is now initiating demographic data collection on the Burlington Police Department’s ticketing record.
Various police and community leaders gathered in a campus hall at Vermont Law School on Wednesday evening to discuss the general lack of resources and other issues facing law enforcement in the Green Mountain State.
Out-of-state, urban drug gang activity in Vermont may play a role in the racial disparity among Vermont inmates, but does not fully explain it, Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, chair of Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Dave Gram Show Tuesday.
A mother and daughter from Morrisville are headed to jail after getting caught selling hard drugs including heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone.
Our Legislature prides itself on protecting and empowering women’s rights. How about protecting addicted women from their predators by empowering cops and courts to make Vermont less of a safe haven.
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to quash California’s migrant sanctuary law, which broadly prohibits state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Seriously. The freshman congresswoman wants Congress to pass a law abolishing all prisons. Setting aside the fact that Congress has no authority to require states to abolish prisons, let’s take a look at her idea.
As climate change-related protests continue to take place with increasing regularity, law enforcement officials find themselves struggling over how best to maintain order and traffic flow amid mass disruptions.
The study had been suggested in the wake of former Rep. Kiah Morris’ decision last year to end her re-election campaign, when she and others were critical of the department for not making any arrests concerning her complaints of racially motivated harassment and threats.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been perhaps the candidate most critical of the practice as he has called for the closure of private prisons since 2015 when he introduced his “Justice Is Not For Sale” Act.
Federal arrests of non-citizens has increased exponentially over the past two decades, and account for the majority of all federal arrests, data released by the Justice Department revealed.