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‘Criminal Threatening’ Bill Advances to Full Senate

The Vermont Senate today is scheduled to consider S265, the ‘criminal threatening’ bill that would impose prison sentences of up to two years for threatening public officials and others.  The bill was approved by Senate Judiciary this week by a 4-1 vote. Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) was the dissenting vote.  During committee discussions, Chair Dick Sears said Read More…

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Anti-gun Bill S.30 Is On The Governor’s Desk

As foretold by Gun Owners of Vermont and the Vermont Federation ofSportsmen’s Clubs, S.30 as passed by the Senate was immediately expandedby the House Judiciary to include FOUR NEW ANTI-GUN LAWS! This latest abhorrent, anti-freedom legislation was rammed through theHouse by the Democrat super-majority and their obsession with turningGun-Friendly Vermont into another California or New Read More…

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Senate Committee Would Expand Right To Sue Police

A bill that would expose police to lawsuits for exercising their duties is scheduled for review Wednesday 9 am in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  S254 would “create a private right of action [power to file suit] against law enforcement officers for violations of Vermont constitutional, statutory, and common law rights. This bill also proposes to waive Read More…

Crime and Safety

VSP Advisory Commission Releases Synopsis of Misconduct Investigations

WATERBURY, Vermont (Friday, Jan. 28, 2022) — The Vermont Department of Public Safety and the State Police Advisory Commission today are releasing the third semiannual detailed summary of internal investigations involving members of the Vermont State Police. The release of these detailed synopses began in January 2021 and is designed to provide greater transparency, public Read More…