House passes three racial reform bills - Seven Days

The Vermont House has approved bills changing police practices regarding the use of deadly force, body camera footage and the hiring of new police officers.

"Following the votes, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) issued a statement saying the bills were needed to ensure that people of "all races, genders and identities" felt welcome in Vermont. “In order to build a truly just and equitable society, we must be committed to breaking down structural racism,” Johnson said. “It is incumbent upon all of us to recognize it, name it, fight it, and right the centuries of wrong.”"

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-09-23 16:36:04 -0400