Bernie’s Burlington VT realizes that they do in fact need police after defunding them

| December 20, 2021

Burlington, VT, the quaint small town in northern Vermont is known for many things. It’s home to the University of Vermont, is where Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) got his political start (and as mayor of said city traveled to the USSR in 1988 to take his honeymoon and forge a sister city relationship with Yaroslavl in Russia), and has been at the forefront of “progressive” politics for decades. It should surprise nobody then that when the “Defund the Police” movement swept the nation they went all-in on the ill-conceived idea.

Where city councils like Minneapolis voted their intent to defund their police, they didn’t follow through. In places where they did vocally and exuberantly did cut police funding, it’s quietly been brought back. Big shock that when there’s no cops (or no prosecution for crime as in that terrorist-spawn, communist Chesa Boudin’s district in California), crime goes up. The victims of crime are the very people the woke mafia proclaim to want to help.

Now even Burlington is having to admit that defunding the police was a bad idea, only a year after cutting nearly a third of their department.

From NBC News;

One evening in June 2020, a City Council budget meeting in this college town near the Canadian border stretched past midnight after hundreds of locals had logged on to Zoom to speak. Over nine hours, bleary-eyed councilors heard a message that had rippled across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

“Enough performing,” said one citizen. “Defund the Burlington police department.”

The council would ultimately pass a resolution that upended the way policing was done in the city.

Other cities with similar profiles — majority white college towns — “defunded” their police. Norman, Oklahoma, diverted 4 percent of the police budget to community services. Northampton, Massachusetts, cut 10 percent from the police budget.

Burlington, however, decided to slash almost 30 percent of its police force by attrition. Since then, city leaders have been forced to reckon with the unintended consequences of that decision, including problems with public safety and quality of life, according to police and residents.

Almost a year and a half later, no one, it seems, is happy. Not even the councilor who proposed the resolution.

“We’re in a situation that I think nobody wanted us to get to,” said Councilor Zoraya Hightower, a member of the locally dominant Progressive Party.

The mayor, who didn’t support cutting the force, agrees.

“There’s a lot of damage that has been done in the last 16 months,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat.

The source article contains much more, most of it race-baiting drivel. Suffice to say, most of the pragmatists around here will say this is a case of “You got what you asked for.” Sadly for all these misguided souls, getting rid of police is a lot easier than it is to find, hire, and train new police officers.

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I just wish there was a way to make these idiots stay and suffer in the bed of their own makings, instead of allowing them to flee to other areas of the country and spread their same cancerous ideology there.

Hack Stone

This video seems applicable.


From what I’ve seen in the documentary Super Troopers the highway hogs have all the fun.


The “Schadenfreude” category was added just for articles like this. It is sad it took street crime’s migration to the affluent ‘burbs to jump start the town council’s sea change. It has the stench of actual racism.


Got another Bridge runner in the red corner of Vermont.


There are four (4) DOT warning signs he drove past.

RGR 4-78

If that was some trucking company truck, I have to believe that some ahole told the new meat that he needed to drive that route because the scenery this time of year is wonderful to see.


Center St Bridge adds another CDL to her toll.

Steve 1371

He was in a hurry to get to Smugglers Notch.

George V

The tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist in me wants to say this is all part of “ze plan”. Defund police, crime escalates, feddel gummint steps in to “fix” the problem, taking over local control of law enforcement. Federal police powers are then operating at the municipality level. Your local sheriff is replaced by a clone of Peter Strzok and his minions.

RGR 4-78

I am willing to bet that a large part of the “callers in” to the zoom council meeting were scumbags hoping for a reduced police presence so they could shitbag with ease.


Nat’l Police Force… just the Germans had before and during WW2 (didn’t end well).


^THIS!^ Coming to a Police State near you, soon!

USMC Steve

This is but one more in a seemingly never ending series of examples that Stupidity is its own reward.

They asked for it, they got it, they deserve every end result they obtain from it. No sympathy and no concern for them. But they are sure trendy as hell.


With apologies to author of the the classic Toyota jingle:

“You asked for it –
You got it!


I stayed at the Burlington Howard Johnson’s Motel in 1960.
Don’t recall seeing any Commies there at the time.
Bernie was probably still in New York.

Steve 1371

Vermont was invaded by the libs in the mid sixty’s . They stayed and now run the state.


I’ll claim some credit for this article,
after plopping it on yesterday’s Joe’s Handlers BBB is DOA article.
With the same NBC link, too.
Feel free to use the “brings us” kudo next time.


Communism isn’t a bad system……………………..

if you’re a Party member in good standing with the means to not operate in it.

Slow Joe

Excellent video.