Members of local law enforcement are evaluating how they operate after a recent Vermont Supreme Court ruling that police can be held liable for an improper stop and search.
In an era when social justice and political correctness are becoming a cornerstone in American culture, police training and tactics are under pressure to deal with all groups and scenarios.
A Bennington woman pleaded not guilty to a felony count of obstructing justice and misdemeanor criminal threatening after police say she threatened “a mass murder” of DCF workers after she found out she would not be able to visit her daughter at Christmastime.
Five St. Albans residents were arrested and charged with providing false information to firearms dealers in the purchase of around 30 firearms that were allegedly smuggled into Boston, Massachusetts, in connection with criminal gang activity.
While the Bennington Police Department’s police bikes are stealthier than cruisers and better on gas mileage, those aren’t the main reasons BPD resurrected its Bicycle Patrol Unit program.
A spike in illegal crossings at the Vermont-Canadian border has some law enforcement officials questioning the state’s fair and impartial policing policy that prohibits officers from asking about a person’s immigration status.
Despite her plea for leniency, a Windham Superior Court judge sentenced a 34-year-old woman to two to eight years in prison for trafficking in heroin.
The objective of prison reform is to reduce recidivism rates, thereby improving public safety. Cotton agrees that “[o]nce a criminal has paid his debt to society, everyone should hope he gets back on his feet and becomes a productive, law-abiding citizen.” Precisely.
The Scott administration this week announced $4 million in state grants are going to be available for school safety measures such as advanced door locks and surveillance technology.
With the seasonal overflow shelter closed until next winter and “The Wall” no longer available as a place to congregate, it is no wonder panhandling has become more visible again, but business owners worry about what they see as a new aggressiveness.
“An astonishing one in five individuals incarcerated in federal prisons is an illegal alien, which amounts to a $1.5 million bill every day to the American taxpayer.”