Organizers in the movement against Cop City — the proposed police training center in Atlanta that is estimated to cost $100 million, clear cut large swaths of forest, and disrupt Black communities surrounding it — are in the midst of a nationwide tour, speaking in more than seventy cities to educate the public and encourage participation in a demonstration planned for November 10-13 in Atlanta.
A new documentary made by a local filmmaker has ambitious aims. Bookended with words from Assata Shakur and Angela Davis, “Abolition & Revolution” attempts to ground the present political crises with their roots in history, not just to better understand our present context but to learn how to change it.
What does a massive deforestation and land development project by police in Atlanta have to do with Burlington, Vermont, more than a thousand miles away? Follow the money.
Our timeline of 26 different incidents of violence, incompetence, or malfeasance since 2019 should show why activists have good reason to conclude that the mayor, council, and various police chiefs can never hold police accountable.
As Town Meeting Day approaches, more public figures and organizations are intervening in the public debate over one item in particular on Burlington’s ballot: the community control of police charter change.
Members of AFSCME Local 1674, which represents Howard Center employees, voted overwhelmingly in support of the Community Control of Police charter change, according to a
On Tuesday evening, January 24, dozens of local activists and organizers met at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington to condemn the push for more funding of police and prisons from the state and the city of Burlington. They highlighted non-carceral strategies to create safer, healthier communities with less violence.
The $90 million project, popularly known as “Cop City,” is set to be the largest police training facility in the country, replete with firing ranges, helipad, explosives facilities and an entire mock city for advanced training.
Data strongly suggests that while Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George uses progressive language, her office is often in lockstep with local police departments, from arrests to incarceration and restorative justice.
Burlington’s interim Chief of Police Murad has joined ex-NYPD Chief Bill Bratton’s new venture, the Public Safety Research Center (PSRC), as a member of its advisory board. The PSRC has only one listed sponsor, ShotSpotter, a controversial gunfire locator service.