In a stunning move that is sure to send shockwaves throughout the criminal justice system, Vermont’s largest county prosecutor has announced her office will no longer prosecute many cases involving evidence found during traffic stops.
The reason? People of color are allegedly disproportionally impacted by evidence found during traffic stops.
It’s unclear exactly how this new policy will be implemented, or what criteria will be used to determine which cases are prosecuted and which ones are not.
But the real problem lies with the assumption that law enforcement is fundamentally racist or actively persecuting minorities.
Whatever the cause may be, this is a major shift in policy and one that could have a significant impact on the criminal justice system as a whole.
One thing is clear: this move is sure to generate a lot of controversy… what do you think? Please let us know in the comments, but please remember that we do not tolerate racism or hatred towards law enforcement in our comment section.