Roger Speid alleged a series of incidents at Rutland Regional Medical Center, including the hanging of a noose in a room where he worked. He has dropped his lawsuit.
Statistics on bias incidents are incomplete and less than timely, making it difficult to discern trends. A national effort is bringing organizations together to better track such reports.
“Being a fellow black man, I can only assume that having two consecutive black men in this position was not what the school board intended,” says outgoing athletic director Michael Jabour.
“This is not aimed at law enforcement alone, but recognizes issues present in the entire system,” said Sen. Jeanette White. The House addressed similar concerns via two other bills.
The suit alleges that officers drove away business by targeting the club’s African-American patrons as suspected drug dealers. The police chief says that wasn’t the case.
The group, supplementing Valentine’s Day with year-round social action, is sending heart-strewn postcards to harassed people and institutions statewide.
A coalition of Vermont spiritual congregations spread its message statewide over the weekend during a “Sabbath of Listening and Healing.”
The leaflets aimed at Mayor Miro Weinberger and others were left on public seating before Monday’s City Council meeting. Police said they were referring the person believed responsible to a mental health agency.