The city will fly one flag in December and one in January. Racial justice advocates say the plan sends a mixed message.
‘We can improve our police department,’ one resident said at a hearing, ‘but ultimately it is a systemic problem.’
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Local leaders for racial justice held a vigil for Kevin Peterson, and called for change in Burlington.
No one seems to be alleging or documenting any actual offense beyond her two Facebook posts, which appear to be defensive explanations of her personal thoughts in response to unanticipated attacks.
If I had used a fake $20 b and the store had called the police, there’s no way four cops would have shown up, and there’s no way I would have ended up dead.
Calling attention to Black lives being entitled to be included among those lives that matter is merely an attempt to end our exclusion from the equation.
Before nurses can bring about a world in which all lives truly do matter, we must look racism in the face, name it for what it is, and declare unequivocally that Black lives matter to us.
Kyle Dodson, CEO of the Greater Burlington YMCA, is taking the new position. The mayor also announced a number of new policing initiatives.
Battery Park protesters removed hundreds of copies of Seven Days from local newsstands throughout Burlington. The newspaper’s publisher on Friday announced that 5,000 additional copies were being printed to restock newsstands.
Instead of demanding these officers’ termination, I urge the activists to demand the genuine police reform we need and that will be a positive force for change.
The town will pay two local facilitators and a nine-member citizens committee to study community safety in the era of Black Lives Matter.
Despite the city attorney’s advice to the contrary, the council approved a motion that it violated Vermont’s open meeting law by allowing protesters into an executive session conversation last week.
A crowd of protesters has taken over Battery Park, demanding the firing of three police officers. Do Burlington residents and political leaders agree?