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He should have been cleared. Racial disparities? Trooper was doing his job, seeking the truth.

 

 

 

Study examines racial disparities in Vermont policing

 

 

A traffic stop last September put concerns over racial profiling in the spotlight. A VSP trooper pulled over a speeding truck. The migrant farm workers inside admitted to not having the proper documents to be in the country. Last September, one of the passengers in the truck told reporters through an interpreter that he felt the officer discriminated against him before arresting him. "Because of our color," Danilo Lopez said. "Because of our hair and our eyes; we looked different. [The trooper] pressured us and pressured us and pressured us until what happened happened."

 

A police advisory commission later said that trooper did nothing wrong. Policy has since been clarified to tell troopers to stay away from asking about immigration status.

 

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Ah, The People's Republic of Vermont. The state which imported people of color to eliminate the racial disparity of Burlington, and turned it into the crack filled, crap ridden crime capital of the state. :kook:

 

A beautiful state filled with bubble brained lowlanders who bring their spit filled city attitudes with them. 'Ewwww, I smell cow ****!' :dismay:

 

I guess becoming a 'sanctuary' state was only a matter of time, so it's only natural that the policia be re-trained to be racially 'sensitive'. :kook:

 

'Eff Vermont. Go New Hampshire! :clap:

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Clearly not Vermont, clearly not last September. Did they really keep their hats on in there?

 

The disturbing thing is that who want to create controversy around this issue feel the need to tell lies like this to get things going.

 

If it were really a problem, would you have to tell lies about it?

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It isn't the "real" Vermonters that did it. It is the lousy flatlanders that moved there and changed the whole place. Look at Governor Howard Dean, born East Hampton New York.

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Sure is a nice looking pickup.

 

Is that a 1960 Fairlane parked in front of it? Cars keep pretty well up there, even with all the road salt. :th:

 

BTW, Burlington was a ******** long before any flatlanders moved there.

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Clearly not Vermont, clearly not last September. Did they really keep their hats on in there?

The disturbing thing is that who want to create controversy around this issue feel the need to tell lies like this to get things going.

If it were really a problem, would you have to tell lies about it?

 

Lies? The picture was meant to be funny. Who here is gullible to think that was Vermont and the picture was real?

Feb 15, 2012 8:53pm

 

(NECN: Jack Thurston, Colchester, Vt.) - "We still have a lot of work ahead of us," Vermont State Police director Col. Tom L'Esperance told reporters at a news conference Wednesday.

 

L'Esperance was at the presentation of a new Northeastern University study that examined troopers' responses to traffic stops between July 2010 and June 2011. The analysis of nearly 50,000 stops showed the vast majority of drivers who were pulled over were white: more than 95 percent of the total number of traffic stops. That's logical in a mostly-white state.

 

What is more puzzling to the police is what the voluntary study discovered about the non-white drivers pulled over. They seemed to get proportionally more tickets, or have their cars searched slightly more often than white drivers.

 

VSP's study cannot point to exactly why that is, but the authors from Northeastern's Institute on Race and Justice found that police bias was not to blame. They wrote that the force’s approach to policing is professional.

 

"State Police are doing a really great job," said Curtiss Reed, the executive director of the Vt. Partnership for Fairness and Diversity. "There's no evidence of profiling, per se."

 

Vermont's Human Rights Commission still has worries. It believes that since all non-white races were lumped together in the study, that may dilute the impact on African American motorists. "[The study] certainly raises questions as to the degree of intrusion and sanctions imposed," executive director Robert Appel said. "There's more work to be done."

 

There is, L'Esperance admits, reason to keep studying why drivers from minority groups may be getting extra scrutiny.

 

A traffic stop last September put concerns over racial profiling in the spotlight. A VSP trooper pulled over a speeding truck. The migrant farm workers inside admitted to not having the proper documents to be in the country. Last September, one of the passengers in the truck told reporters through an interpreter that he felt the officer discriminated against him before arresting him. "Because of our color," Danilo Lopez said. "Because of our hair and our eyes; we looked different. [The trooper] pressured us and pressured us and pressured us until what happened happened."

 

A police advisory commission later said that trooper did nothing wrong. Policy has since been clarified to tell troopers to stay away from asking about immigration status.

 

The Vermont State Police force hopes publishing the voluntary report will help build trust and transparency, especially with minority groups. You can read it online by following this link.

 

Col. L'Esperance said he was encouraged that the study showed no inherent bias. He also noted the issue requires regular, serious attention. He pledged to visit each state police barracks and meet with troopers to ensure all drivers are treated fairly.

 

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Danilo Lopez said. "Because of our hair and our eyes; we looked different. [The trooper] pressured us and pressured us and pressured us until what happened happened."

 

Clearly not Vermont, clearly not last September. Did they really keep their hats on in there?

The disturbing thing is that who want to create controversy around this issue feel the need to tell lies like this to get things going.

If it were really a problem, would you have to tell lies about it?

 

Lies? The picture was meant to be funny. Who here is gullible to think that was Vermont and the picture was real?

 

 

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there are no fish in Vermont

 

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Is that a 1960 Fairlane parked in front of it? Cars keep pretty well up there, even with all the road salt. :th:

 

Sure is. That car was made before I was born and is still in better shape. ;)

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