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.”
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.
Authorities charged two Mexican nationals Tuesday after agents made what is thought to be the largest methamphetamine seizure in state history.