“Our cops have realized that in many cases writing the ticket is a fruitless act and have stopped writing them,” says Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.
In short, the DMV has been running error-prone biometric searches on innocent Vermonters, for police purposes.
A joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees began taking testimony one day after Gov. Scott laid out the proposal. Some Republicans felt the measure was unnecessary.
Mayor Miro Weinberger said he wanted to reassure members of immigrant communities they were safe to report crimes and use city services without fear of being turned over to authorities.
To build public trust, police must abandon the “ongoing investigation” smokescreen.
The ACLU of Vermont has received a significant number of complaints about law enforcement actions at the Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering in Mount Tabor.