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Is Blue Lives Matter offensive?

Activists and critics argue that “Blue Lives Matter” is offensive and even racist, but pro-police advocates say the phrase is intended to draw awareness to the sacrifices that American law enforcement make every day to fight crime and protect their country.

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Data shows Vermont towns are spending less on police services

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.