Vermont: Progressive city official proposes disarming local police force

Vermont: Progressive city official proposes disarming local police force

[Ed. – As Jimmy Stewart’s character (journalist Macaulay Connor) says of Tracy Lord’s younger sister Dinah (Virginia Weidler) in The Philadelphia Story: “Idiot, probably.”]

Burlington, Vermont, councilwoman Perri Freeman — who calls herself a “progressive Democrat” — insisted that it makes sense because some foreign nations don’t arm their police, according to 1360 KKTX radio.

“Realizing that there are actually several countries where they’re not using firearms for their regular police duties. Just to name a few: the U.K., Ireland, Iceland,” Freeman told the media. “I started thinking critically about what is the next step in terms of policing practices, whether that’s having more sophisticated training for officers, having a different expectation.”

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