and the local and state PD's (IN VT)attitude was "we have better things to do", and they do. Chase down hoodlums from Massachusetts bring drugs here and prostituting the local teen girls after hooking them on drugs. I have no beef with them. It was about the "write me a ticket for an inspection sticker" attitude of another cop from another state while drug runners zip by laughing on I-95.
My state was a pristine farm state with 1-2 murders a year until THEY "gangsters" started comeing here to bebefit from an un-tapped market. this whole drug/gang situation is SO out of control in this country that ALL PD's need to use the traffic stop to ferret out the real hard core criminals, instead of writing someone for a bad inspection sticker or a small crack in the windshield.
As for the Native Vermonters comitting crimes... Before this influx of bangers the one or two murders and other crimes were mostly domestic in nature and far between. Look at our stats. Most of the violent crimes and arrests are runners/bangers from NJ/MA/NY