Monthly Archives: July 2020

“All certified police officers have law enforcement authority throughout the entire state”

By | July 29, 2020

Please read this email question & answer between my wife and Richmond Sergeant Kyle Kapitanski. As the Policy & Policing group discussed on 7/28, it’s a sensible law to have in a small state – so e.g. when Richmond’s current police force of 2 can’t respond to a call, neighboring departments or VSP can step… Read More »

Black Lives Matter rally at Mount Mansfield Union High School — Saturday, July 25, 2020

By | July 25, 2020

Organized by MMU rising junior Sirena Sawyer and friends in MMU BLM, a rally was held at the school this afternoon with quite a few people in attendance — I didn’t count — but everyone practiced safe social distancing so the crowd looked a lot more “sparse” than it really was. Here are a few… Read More »

Support Local Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations!

By | July 24, 2020

Would you like to make a difference in supporting racial equity in Vermont? One easy way to do this is by shopping at Black-owned businesses and financially supporting Black-owned organizations. Richmond Racial Equity will periodically be posting Black-owned Vermont businesses to shop at, as well as Black-owned organizations and fundraisers. Check these out:  Clemmons Family… Read More »

Recent data on SROs from The Economist, July 2020

By | July 24, 2020

I read an article in this week’s Economist on the subject of School Resource Officers (SROs) – timely, and not surprising. A link is below; the article is a little over a page long. Because you may hit a paywall, I have added a PDF of the article to the resources section in our website.… Read More »

July 24th-July 25th Events!

By | July 23, 2020

Hello all, Every weekend is a good weekend to do some allyship work! This weekend we have some great options: protests/rallies and watching some amazing films! Two events tomorrow (July 24th):  Protest Trump’s Police State in Portland and Everywhere- 6-7:30 pm at the Federal Building in Burlington. It is hosted by Community Voices for Immigrant Rights. … Read More »

Black Lives Matter mural on Main Street in Burlington

By | July 20, 2020

Sunday afternoon (July 19) saw dozens of volunteers and hundreds of participants painting a bright orange mural reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on Main Street in Burlington (between South Winooski Avenue and St. Paul St). My wife Carole and I volunteered to stand in the middle of all that blacktop in near-100° conditions to keep the… Read More »

Burlington declares racism a public health emergency

By | July 16, 2020

Burlington is not Richmond and Richmond is not Burlington, but it’s interesting to note that on Thursday morning, mayor Miro Weinberger and the other groups formally declared racism a public health emergency. Quoting from the article on the event, “As part of the declaration, the group outlined three main goals. They include a commitment… Read More »