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Vermont's Bias-Free Policing Policy

11/09/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/Vermont State Police
A change in the state's bias-free policing policy came after this arrest of migrant farmworkers in September.
In September, two migrant farmworkers were arrested during a routine traffic stop. The workers were not involved in the infraction, yet they were asked for immigration documentation. The incident led to an outcry from the migrant farm community and, eventually, a change in the state's bias-free policing policy.

State Police Director Colonel Thomas L'Esperance discusses how the policy has changed, what it will take to implement it and possible exemptions to the policy.

Also in the program, Governor Peter Shumlin appointed an advisory panel to explore how the state can maximize the investment it makes in the University of Vermont. VPR’s Ross Sneyd provides analysis of the Governor’s vision for the relationship between these two institutions.

And we hear about the renewed interest in gold panning, a century-and-a-half after Vermont’s first gold rush.



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