If Vermont police arrest out-of-state fentanyl dealers who are demographically quite distinct from Vermont, of course the incarceration rate of blacks will increase relative to the underlying white demographic — that is drug interdiction, not systemic racism.
Vermont’s public safety commissioner on Thursday briefed the General Assembly about “dangerous right-wing extremists” and said to stay vigilant, but admitted law enforcement knows of no specific threats currently within the Green Mountain State.
Proponents of “decarceration” want to eliminate the “inhumanity of incarceration” in favor of the inhumanity of unleashing dangerous predators to reoffend.
“By bringing together our public safety and enforcement functions under one agency, we will see better coordinated operations, including training and accountability, as well as a consistent culture of fair and impartial policing.”
The FBI has caused nationwide alarm that armed protests are planned for 50 statehouses leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, but law enforcement officials in Vermont say they know of no specific threat or plans for armed protests in Montpelier.
Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling, Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei and Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss an announcement that an armed gathering of protesters is expected at state houses across the country, Jan. 17. Here’s what reporters learned.
The details of the Montpelier Police Department post were confirmed by Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei in an email to Vermont Daily on Monday.
Burlington is down from 29,000 calls to about 23,000 due to the pandemic. But the serious crime calls are up 6 percent, Murad said.
As the Burlington Police Department mulls cutting its night shift, leaving residents to seek out state police during late hours, the head of the Vermont Police Coalition says City Council was too hasty in its decision to cut police personnel earlier in the year.
In the wake of national protests calling to defund the police following the murder of George Floyd, Hinesburg will increase the town police budget, with the selectboard voting to hire another full-time police officer using town funds and a federal grant.
If Vermont wants to get serious about opioid deaths — and racism — it must be honest about where these drugs are coming from, instead of perverting data to tie the hands of law enforcement and malign an entire culture and its legal system.
Why are Hartford drug dealers targeting Vermont? A reading of police and media reports suggests at least three reasons: Gangs, greed and guns.