Burlington mayor opposes plan to disarm cops - WCAX

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger calls a city councilor's plan to disarm police "quite unrealistic." Undeterred, Progressive Councilor Perri Freeman says she will present her plan to a new city policing advisory board. 

"“I think it’s really quite unrealistic to think they can do their job effectively and be safe themselves and keep the public safe if they were to be disarmed,” said Weinberger. “My sense is this is an idea that is really out of touch with the reality that the men and women of the Burlington Police Department face as they work every day to keep the city safe.”



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  • Guy Page
    commented 2019-08-28 14:51:37 -0400
    Love all your comments! Really, you wonder what – or if – she is thinking.
  • Michael Dunham
    commented 2019-08-28 08:56:24 -0400
    This should not really make the news unless the majority of the board goes along with her.
  • Vaughn Hadley
    commented 2019-08-28 08:28:17 -0400
    It seems to me that Perri might not have thought this thru!
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-08-28 07:40:32 -0400
    Does the city of Burlington have an add in the wanted section of the Free Press for “Snowflakes to represent the City of Burlington, the flakier the better”? Does the lighthouse on the breakwater have a plaque which reads “Send us your Loons, we’ll turn them into U.S. Senators” ? What is up with Burlington ? I remember when it used to be like Vermont .
  • Michael Dunham
    commented 2019-08-27 20:22:48 -0400
    Time for Police in BTV to find another LE job elsewhere.
  • kevin h
    commented 2019-08-27 18:40:30 -0400
    This is an absolutely ridiculous idea to disarm our good men/women who we expect to defend us from those who wish to harm us – many whom have guns.

    Perhaps Perri should shadow some of our brave police force to get a first hand view of the danger they face each day.

    I can hardly believe this was suggested. Crazy and out of touch.