state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the
town of Hartford must turn over records about a 2010 incident when a
man was beaten, pepper-sprayed and dragged from his own home by town police. The
court’s decision reverses a lower court ruling that restricted full access to
the past six months, police officers in four Chittenden county communities have
been recording the race of each person they stop for a traffic violation. Their
efforts are part of a community and law enforcement collaboration called
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with one of the founding members of Uncommon Alliance, the South Burlington Police Chief, and the Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission about racial profiling in Vermont.
We look into a community group that’s behind the push for four Chittenden county police departments to track the race of motorists they stop for traffic violations. Also, a live performance from Vermont singer songwriter Lisa Piccirillo.