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Re: “UVM Students Block Traffic to Pile Pressure on University President

As a former EMT I was incensed that 5 ambulances were stuck in traffic on their way to the hospital.
It was pure luck that no one (white or black) was suffering from a cardiac arrest, stroke, suicide attempt,or any other life threatening emergency.
These actions were dangerous and could have cost someone their life-Black Lives Matter but so do other peoples.

50 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 02/23/2018 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Burlington Man Upbeat After Injuring His Spine on Ski Slope

Wishing you nothing but the best of luck on your recovery, Ryan.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 03/29/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Burlington Cop Resigns After Perjury Allegation in Drug Case

I trust Chief Del Pozo to uphold the highest standards for himself and the members of the BPD.
I believe he is doing his best to be transparent and to engage the community in a process whose outcome is to continuously improve his departments performance.

There are instances where police officers have to make rapid decisions in order to protect their lives and the lives of innocent citizens - it's easy to second guess their actions not knowing all the details of the situation and the facts. In several of the cases mentioned if certain info had been disclosed to the public it could have jeaprodized the prosecution of the case.

I'm not saying there aren't police officers who break the law or act to attempt to cover up their actions- what I am saying is that I trust Chief Del Pozo to continuously monitor the actions of his Department,hold officers accountable for their actions, and inform the public if/when that disclosure wouldn't jeaprodize an ongoing investigation.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 02/23/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Theatre Kavanah Hosts 'Maple Edition' of National Jewish Playwriting Contest

March 23rd is on a Thursday?
Would you please post the correct date/thanks

Posted by Sarita Austin on 02/02/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Walters: Trump Orders Send Vermont Officials Scrambling

FYI-Illegal immigrants pay 12-14 billion dollars a year in taxes(Google it)

Trump pays 0

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 01/30/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Shumlin: Repealing Obamacare Would Be a ‘Disaster’ for Vermont

If you don't have children, never get sick, and don't grow old - you'll be fine under Trump

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 12/01/2016 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Winooski Plans Push for ‘Sanctuary City’ Designation

I don't believe the safety and security of Vermont immigrants are solely the responsibility of Burlington or Winooski and I don't think the residents of these communities should bear the entire financial burden if/when Federal funds a withheld.

I am hoping there is a mechanism developed by the VT Legislature where people,myself included, are able to donate to a fund that would support any city in Vermont willing to become a sanctuary city.

6 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Sarita Austin on 11/21/2016 at 5:00 PM

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