About 100 protesters gathered Thursday evening in Lakeside Park in the South End neighborhood where Councilor Joan Shannon lives, seeking a change to the city charter to allow it more flexibility to fire police officers.
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.
A crowd of protesters has taken over Battery Park, demanding the firing of three police officers. Do Burlington residents and political leaders agree?