Monthly Archives: July 2020

Berkeley explores move to using unarmed civilians in lieu of police

By | July 15, 2020

Berkeley, CA is exploring the concept of using unarmed civilians to conduct traffic stops, respond to mental health calls, and similar tasks. It’s a very interesting idea, especially given what we’ve been talking about here in Richmond lately. Berkeley cops may be stripped of traffic ticket duties

resources about migrant justice

By | July 14, 2020 file:///Users/anngnaumann/Documents/mythsandrealities-%20migrant%20justice.pdf Fair & Impartial Policing in Vermont History & Background: In response to repeated instance of racial profiling and collaboration between local police and immigration officials, Migrant Justice has been working for many years to implement bias free policing policies in the state. Years of courageous organizing by immigrants and people of color… Read More »

Meeting Tonight: 7/14/2020

By | July 14, 2020

The Racial Equity group will meet tonight via Zoom. We will hear from town planner Ravi Venkataraman regarding the new town Housing Committee, discuss any other pending business, and then will split off into breakout rooms. You may choose which group you want to join during the meeting tonight or let Christine Werneke know and… Read More »

Vermont bookstores see record sales of anti-racism titles

By | July 11, 2020

From VTDigger: As the article linked in above relates, Vermont’s 20+ independent bookstores are seeing booming sales of anti-racism titles. It’s heartening to see that there’s such interest and it’s also good, period, for the bookstores themselves. That said, the article didn’t go on to say which independent bookstores are minority-owned; if anyone knows… Read More »

Letter to Richmond Selectboard re: Police Chief hiring

By | July 11, 2020

The Police and Policy subgroup of the Richmond Racial Equity group spent quite a bit of time this past week discussing the posting of the Richmond Police Chief position by the Richmond Selectboard. In consequence of that discussion, a letter was prepared, modified, commented-on, and ultimately approved and transmitted to the Selectboard members and to… Read More »