The Vermont Cynic

Article from last week insults cops

September 28, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Mr. Alex Collingsworth, I just read your article about the police officers within our nation as well as the issue of total disarmament. As much as I disagree with the whole disarmament portion, it is not my place to be telling you not to express your opinion when you are in the right to do so. However, what yo...

Police aim to serve and protect, not shoot

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday night, I was woken up at about four in the morning by a pounding. I thought it was my door. I turned on the light and listened as the pounding continued. There were two men outside, pounding on the door. I opened the door and went outside. There, on my neighbor’s porch, were the Burlington polic...

For your own safety: Sobering Up

For your own safety: Sobering Up

October 20, 2015

Naylor said that the day after he was taken into protective custody, he woke up at ACT 1, in a windo...

For your own safety: the path to the ‘drunk tank’

For your own safety: the path to the ‘drunk tank’

October 20, 2015

It was Sept. 12, 1:45 a.m. and first-year Harrison Naylor was too drunk to walk to his dorm alone. Nayl...

For your own safety: Protective Custody

For your own safety: Protective Custody

October 20, 2015

First-year Aidan Ryan wound up in the “drunk tank,” Sept. 18, a little after midnight.Ryan said he and...

For your own safety: Reporting You to U

For your own safety: Reporting You to U

October 20, 2015

When ACT 1 processes a UVM student, their information is sent to the Center for Health and Wellbeing....

Policing that which cannot be policed

Policing that which cannot be policed

September 14, 2015

Like the changing leaves, college kids coming back to town in fall, getting drunk, having parties an...

Mayor and police standoff

Kate Lipman

January 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

More than 25,000 police gathered for the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos in New York City on Dec. 27. While the sheer number of officers that attended the funeral was newsworthy, the funeral made headlines for a moment that came during the speech made by New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio. When the mayor started to s...

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