A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for her role in an alien smuggling ring that runs from the Canadian border down to New York City.
Law enforcement has become increasingly reliant and aggressive toward ordinary citizens in using asset forfeiture to fund its operations. For 14 years, the Cato Institute ranked Vermont around No. 10 among the 50 states for asset protection. But we’ve recently dropped to No. 15.
Two Boston residents who temporarily had been living in Swanton were indicted Monday by a federal grand jury on charges related to drug and firearm conspiracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
There were a total of 183,058 prisoners in Bureau of Prisons custody as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to the government’s quarterly assessment. Of those, 38,132 — or 21 percent — were known or suspected aliens. Nearly two-thirds of that foreign-born prison population did not have lawful immigration status, the DOJ/DHS report stated.
The startling results of a Colorado Department of Transportation survey about marijuana-impaired driving don’t likely bode well for Vermont, but the head of Public Safety says his department has no plans to find out, even as the July 1 date for legal pot possession draws near.