This op ed first appeared in VT Digger on January 22, 2020 and features ACLU of Vermont Executive Director James Lyall discussing the need for criminal justice reform.
The following op ed was written by ACLU of Vermont Staff Attorney Jay Diaz. It first appeared in the Bennington Banner on November 6, 2019.
VTDigger released the police body camera footage at the center of the ACLU’s recent Vermont Supreme Court victory in Doyle v. City of Burlington Police Department. Here is our statement.
Vermonters believe that everyone deserves fair treatment, no matter who they are or where they live -- and right now, our criminal justice system is not working for everyone.
This legislative session, Vermont lived up to its “brave little state” reputation with historic and far-reaching civil liberties wins.
Vermont stands at a crossroads on criminal justice reform. The direction we choose will have enormous implications for the well-being of Vermont communities for generations to come.
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