Hundreds of interested citizens have been wanting to be heard as Burlington city boards ponder tightening restrictions on police use of force. Ah, democracy.
"The city scheduled Tuesday's meeting last week on short notice in order to fast-track adoption of the new policy, which seeks to increase accountability and reduce police violence. But the proceedings were anything but fast. More than 100 people Zoomed into the emergency session to demand that the city reallocate police funding to other social services — though the police commission does not have budgetary powers."
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