The Vermont Legislature did it again. Even in their sleep, these politicians can muck up their cause. The legislative "adjournment" ended any hope of fixing a needed bill. The story "Delay of anti racism bills OK with advocates," (VTDigger, May 31) is an example of this.
The bill aimed at stopping racist behavior, like what happened in Bennington with victim Kiah Morris relentlessly pursued for two years by Max Misch, a white nationalist, fell apart after advocates explained it didn't measure up, as they had little or no input. Advocates of the bill and ending racist behavior in Vermont said they'd rather have no bill than this one.
Stopping racist harassment and abuse of people by individuals and groups is a needed law and throwing them in jail is the goal. But, this bill leaked all over the place and got thrown in the trash. It joins the legal pot sales bill, the paid family leave bill and the minimum wage hike bill.
Thomas W. King