Defunding Consequences

Aaaaaand once again, we see “well-meaning” actions having unforeseen consequences — unforeseen only by those without common sense and / or brains, that is.

Last year, Burlington, Vermont, cut its police budget by nearly 30% through attrition. Now, people are afraid to speak up because they know they’ll be called “racist.”

It’s been more than a year and a half since the city cut its police budget, and now even the city councilor who proposed the cut is unhappy with the consequences.

Oh, and what consequences would those be in sleepy little Burlington VT, home to so many hippies, academics and Lefties? [some overlap]

The move to slash the police budget, however, has led city leaders, as NBC reported, “to reckon with the unintended consequences of that decision, including problems with public safety and quality of life, police and residents say.”

The unintended consequences of the resolution apparently showed up quickly, NBC reported. The council thought attrition would take years, but it was completed in months, leaving the police department understaffed. Police officers left en masse, leaving only about five to patrol at night. The police have had to shift focus to high-priority crimes and less on quality of life issues. Burglary, vehicle theft, mental health issues, and overdoses all increased with fewer cops on patrol.

You don’t say.

Local business owner Mark Bouchett told NBC that people were afraid to speak out about the problems that have arisen due to the reduced police force.
“If you speak out against defunding the police force, you’re labeled a racist,” he told NBC. “Or at least an idiot that doesn’t understand the problem.”

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Lefty assholes.  It’s just too bad that the good (conservative) folks of that part of Vermont have to suffer the consequences as well.

At least they’re not unarmed…


  1. Well, well, well. Whodathunkit?

    I mean, apart from anyone with a single working brain cell, of course.

    Tell me, have firearm sales increased? Have killings of malefactors increased?

  2. “If you speak out against defunding the police force, you’re labeled a racist,” he told NBC. “Or at least an idiot that doesn’t understand the problem.”

    The knee jerk response to that is: Go Fuck Yourself. With A Chainsaw.

    The decent & law abiding among us are nearly as complicit in the current quagmire, by collapsing into the fetal position every time the Marxists do what Marxists do. In their current iteration, they’ve simply substituted race for class. The names have changed to protect the totalitarians; the game remains the same.

    Maybe the only positive outcome of the Kung Flu lockdowns is that parents got to Zoom into the Marxism contaminating the classrooms they pay for. The FBI’s designation as domestic terrorists the parents who dared to disagree should be worn like a badge. Glen Youngkin was an affable first step, but a shit ton of more stark & brutal smackdowns remain, to be deployed with extreme prejudice. Gloves off. Now.

  3. Several years ago, the animal rights people managed to get a referendum passed that put huge restrictions on the way eggs were produced and pork products were made. These regulations were just short of requiring written permission from the chickens and the pigs. The regulations take effect Jan. 1 2022.
    The Farmer’s reaction was ….. “OK — then we won’t sell them in Mass” ( you’ll have to go to N.H., R.I. or Conn. )

    Our RINO Governor and the socialist Legislature passed a bill late last night, saying ” ooppps — Never Mind”. – thus pissing of their lefty base voters AND the rest of the public who only just learned about the consequence of the feel good legislation that none of them now claim they voted for.

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