Remove cops from public schools, “safe neighborhood” advocate tells lawmakers – VT Digger

Hard to understand how a Legislature so focused on making schools safer from active shooters two years ago now wants to remove school police officers. But that’s just what some legislators and other Vermonters want.

“I don’t want police to interact with my community,” he said. “I don’t want community policing, I don’t want police speaking to my kids, trying to play basketball with them, etc. Police need to earn the public’s trust before they get to do that. And it’s not the responsibility of the community to trust the police, it’s up to the police to gain the community’s trust.”."

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