Government has an obligation to protect the people and not to enable their death.
Since its release in January, the traffic stop study “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont” has been a blot on the reputation of state and local law enforcement. Now local police and at least one crime research expert are casting doubts on the report’s data and findings.
American law enforcement faces a host of challenges in 2017. Violent crime is increasing in major cities, the nation is reeling from an opioid epidemic, immigration is growing complex and street protests are turning into violent ideological clashes.
Policing policy took on new urgency as the nation’s progressive mayors gathered in the Queen City on Friday following race-related riots last week in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.
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.