How many rapes do we need in Bennington? Contact the Bennington Select Board and demand that they implement the 1,000-foot law, because right now we have rapists living around our schools, and working there too. With the 1,000-foot law, it would make it a crime to be near our schools and parks. Right now rapists are allowed to be around our children. Our women and children are in danger of being abducted, kidnapped, raped and murdered.