Protesters won’t give in - can Burlington remove cops? - VT Digger

The City of Burlington pleads inability to meet BLM’s demands that three police officers be fired. So the protesters continue to occupy City Hall Park. Should the City cave? Or should the protesters be sent home?

"But city officials say that legally there’s nothing they can do, forcing them into a deadlock with protesters who say they need to do more. Officials point to the police union contract, employment protections and limitations written into the city charter when arguing that they’re prevented from taking further action. But the city finds itself under increasing pressure to find a way to remove these officers, who many critics argue are a continued threat to public safety in Burlington.."



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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-09-14 10:50:53 -0400
    Is it legal in Burlington for people to “camp out” on city property, in particular, the “City Hall Park”? If not, they should be given an ultimatum, 15 minutes to clear out, or be arrested. Those that do not take advantage of the offer which have Ids that show they crossed state lines to “protest” here, should be arrested, and charged with crossing state lines to incite a riot.