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Cop Car Crusher Roger Pion Out Of Jail With No Regrets

September 1, 2012
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Roger Pion, the self-employed Vermont farmer who rolled a 20,000 pound tractor over seven police cars in early August, was released August 30 after four weeks in jail.  Asked by a Fox 44 news reporter if he had any regrets, the taciturn Pion said, “No.” Pion (pronounced PEE-on) has become something of an internet folk...

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Marijuana Issue Raised by Vermont Republican Running for Governor

August 10, 2012
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In a fundraising email sent out on Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Republican candidate for Governor of Vermont claimed that “Governor Shumlin is making decriminalization of marijuana one of his top priorities,” although Republican Randy Brock doesn’t cite any source for that assertion. Shumlin has long supported moving toward decriminalization of marijuana in Vermont,...

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Vermont Farmer on Tractor Trashes 7 Police Cruisers, 1 Van, and his Life

August 7, 2012
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Shortly after noon on Thursday, August 2, Vermont farmer Roger Pion, 34, rode his parents’ 20,000 pound tractor into Newport, Vermont, on his way to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department’s new building, where he rolled back and forth over seven of the sheriff department’s cruisers (two unmarked) and a van, before moseying on down...

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