Police choking the lights out of peaceful protester in Burlington, Vermont Sunday evening. “What happened in Burlington was shocking. Upon hearing of the incident on College St and upon seeing the images and video that continue to emerge, many viewers reacted along the lines of “What?! This happened in Vermont?! Vermont?!?!” Systematic repression, police brutality, and the continued devotion to crushing vocal dissent wherever it exists is rapidly becoming the New Normal. We can no longer afford ourselves the comfort and peace of mind provided by “it can’t happen here.” Though it be painful and difficult to accept: it is happening here.”

Police choking the lights out of peaceful protester in Burlington, Vermont Sunday evening. “What happened in Burlington was shocking. Upon hearing of the incident on College St and upon seeing the images and video that continue to emerge, many viewers reacted along the lines of “What?! This happened in Vermont?! Vermont?!?!” Systematic repression, police brutality, and the continued devotion to crushing vocal dissent wherever it exists is rapidly becoming the New Normal. We can no longer afford ourselves the comfort and peace of mind provided by “it can’t happen here.” Though it be painful and difficult to accept: it is happening here.”