Police departments’ decisions to fight the rising homicide rates in their cities could lead to more tensions between police and their communities, according to a Monday Washington Post article.
The top court in Massachusetts ruled Monday that state and local police cannot hold criminal aliens in order to give immigration agents extra time to take them into custody.
A report on crime rates and public safety from the Trump administration is due out this week and is expected to contain recommendations for restricting state marijuana laws.
Attorney General TJ Donovan says biometric photo reading software used by the DMV should remain suspended because it violates state law. The move may make more Vermonters vulnerable to fraud, however.
So far this year, 68 officers have died or been killed in the line of duty — a 17 percent increase from the same time last year. Equally disturbing, 25 of those officers have been killed by gunfire — a 25 percent jump from this point last year.
Researchers claim that states with marijuana legalization are experiencing higher rates of car crashes, but more research is needed to understand the influence of pot on traffic accidents.
Pro-marijuana lawmakers have sent Gov. Phil Scott a revised legalization bill ahead of next week’s veto session, but police are warning that recreational pot will bring big problems to the Green Mountain State.
Marijuana legalization bill S.22 made it to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk largely along partisan lines, but law enforcement and some liberal lawmakers are issuing strong warnings about reefer madness in Vermont.