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Vt. Supreme Court Orders Opening Of Police Records In Hartford Case
Friday, 08/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The 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 records.
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Forum Will Delve Into Racial Disparities In Vermont's Policing
Wednesday, 04/11/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A two-year study conducted by the Uncommon Alliance shows that blacks are two times more likely to be pulled over than whites in Burlington and South Burlington, and ten times more likely in Winooski.
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Racial Profiling Study Is Inconclusive
Wednesday, 01/26/11
A study aimed at finding out whether police in Vermont engage in racial profiling says data from four police departments shows no clear pattern of it, but that it may be happening.
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Commission says Vt. police need to deal with perception of racial profiling
Tuesday, 08/11/09
By Bob Kinzel
There's a widespread perception among Vermont's minority population that police use racial profiling as a key factor in making traffic stops.
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Police, community track racial profiling
Thursday, 06/25/09
By Sarah Ashworth
For 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 Uncommon Alliance. 
VPR News
VT Edition: Racial Profiling in Vermont
Wednesday, 06/24/09
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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Documenting racial profiling
Wednesday, 06/24/09
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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