The news came as Adjutant Gen. Greg Knight presented a required annual report about sexual harassment and assault allegations against Guard members.
Vermont State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that Harley Breer, 51, surrendered peacefully to a trooper in Marshfield and was taken into custody.
The majority of the 25-page bill is a detailed explanation of Vermont’s history of systematically excluding Black, Indigenous and people of color from home- and land-ownership.
Prosecutor Rory Thibault said no single defendant in Washington County presents a more complex and challenging supervisory and case history than Harley Breer.
A cautionary message, and a change in the weather, led to significantly smaller crowds at the beach on Sunday.
‘I’d like to consider everyone to be good people, but it seems like one of the reasons why there’s not much pressure out there to find out what happened is because he’s a Black male.’
Similar declarations have been adopted in hundreds of other cities and states in the past year, including Burlington, which declared racism a public health emergency in July.
‘Without accurate data, we rely excessively on stories and anecdotes. Stories are important, but stories alone shouldn’t drive policy.’
The Chittenden County prosecutor, responding to recent comments from T.J. Donovan, emphasized that prosecutorial discretion is “one of the cornerstones of the criminal justice system.”
For nearly 40 years, Vermont allowed prisoners to earn “good time” off their sentences for staying out of trouble. That program was suspended in 2005, reinstated in 2019 and adjusted again last year.