Despite just a handful of arrests every year for prostitution – and even fewer convictions – some lawmakers want to make the Oldest Profession a non-criminal livelihood. “Vermont is not a place where it’s not happening,” the bill’s chief sponsor argues.Read more
Body cam footage of a controversial Burlington Police Department bust has once again been released to the general public.Read more
Highway-related deaths related to marijuana went up in 2018, when personal use of marijuana was legalized, and have dropped this year. Marijuana-related highway arrests are up. Both sides of the ‘tax and regulate’ retail legalization debate says the evidence supports their side.Read more
Jason Lawton, cop who allegedly punched a handcuffed woman in jail in March, has been arrested for the offense by Vermont State Police.Read more
State does 'catch and release' on out-of-state heroin dealer already in violation of probation - Times Argus
In what social media comments are calling Vermont’s ‘Catch and Release’ of drug traffickers, a Springfield, MA man charged with selling heroin while in violation of probation was arrested by police – and then released after posting $25,000 bail.Read more
One Vermonter was arrested in connection with the Boston Straight Pride event in Boston on August 31: Laura Potter, 63, of West Charleston. A woman of the same name and hometown ran for Congress under the Liberty Union Party ticket in 2018. Most (but not all) of the demonstrators were reportedly adherents of Antifa, the leftist/anarchist protest group.
Three Mexican men were arrested after leaving the Newport Walmart, where they had wired money home to their families. Migrant Justice, a pro-illegal immigrant activist group, has pledged to protest. At least one of the men has been involved in Migrant Justice demonstrations at the Vermont State House.