New policing law just the start, racial justice stakeholders say - Rutland Herald

Vermont’s new police reform law shouldn’t be the end of discussions about fighting racism in the criminal justice system, advocates say. The problem needs more in-depth study.

"Xusana Davis, executive director for racial equity in Vermont, said the bill the governor signed, S.219, was “huge” because it acknowledged the need for change and that process would take time. “Because oftentimes people in decision making positions think, ‘Well, we’ve done something, and that’s probably enough.’ They just think it’s done and dusted and move on to the next thing,” she said. Davis said she had stated her concerns about the speed with which the bill was finished and signed into law and “what that could cost us.”"

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