At least two 1940s films were titled “The Gang’s All Here,” as is a new song by the band Skid Row. But in the Green Mountains of Vermont the gangs are actually here — inner city street gangs, dealing massive amounts of narcotics, and often armed with guns. Yet Vermont’s police are falsely labeled racists if they arrest them, as the disconnected leftist ideology that labels Vermont a white supremacist state ignores these very real crimes that do not jibe with the racist ideology of so-called “social justice.”
There is no social justice in exposing Vermonters to a flood of fentanyl, crime and narcotics. Legalizing prostitution will add fuel to this fire, as do light criminal sanctions, low cash bond, lax probation, and the racialization of arrests. As I have exposed previously, the statistics used to label Vermont police racists are horribly and perhaps deliberately flawed — arrests of “people of color” are measured against Vermont’s mostly white native population, without assessing state of origin, to falsely conclude that police are targeting blacks and Hispanics. Apparently guilt is no longer an issue in criminal prosecution, as the opposite-of-MLK rhetoric assesses criminality not based on merit but on skin color.
Exposing Vermonters to steadily increasing crime and drug trafficking using a perverse racist ideology is itself criminal — how many have already died because of this flawed and illogical falsehood? It has become so absurd that the left-wing Vermont media do not report criminal gang associations — after all, that might create stigma against people of color or drug users. Thus, an eerie falsehood prevails: media just don’t report the whole truth.
But Vermonters on the street see plainly what the liberal hegemony seeks to blind. Here is a brief review of some recent arrests in Vermont in which “people of color” will likely be alleged to have been targeted by racist white police for their clearly dangerous criminal activities, employing the errant rubric that ignores state-of-origin:
– In May, 2022, Glendon Parish-Cambell and Justin Llano were charged with selling heroin and fentanyl out of a rural Washington, Vermont residence. Fourteen guns were seized, including a sawed-off shotgun, along with 28 grams of cocaine base and 400 bags of fentanyl. Llano (aka “TJ”) and Parish-Cambell (aka “B”) are both from Springfield, Massachusetts. Parish-Cambell had been arrested one year earlier in Barre in a bust that yielded 12,000 bags of heroin, and was apprehended in June in Franklin County. Llano appears to have been since apprehended in his hometown of Springfield with a loaded “ghost gun.”
– Antonio Vergara was arrested on Oct. 26 with 10,500 bags of fentanyl. Reports indicate Vergara is from Walden, Vermont, but his arrest began with a police chase in Massachusetts, where he appears to have been previously charged (with a Hardwick, Vermont passenger) for possession of 29 grams of crack cocaine. That police report indicates his residency as Springfield, Massachusetts.
– Alexander Cotton of Springfeild, Massachusetts was arrested in May in Williamstown, allegedly possessing 35 grams of crack and 7.8 grams of powdered cocaine.
– Also from Hartford is Raymond Rivera, arrested in October in Northfield with 229 grams of cocaine, 43 grams of crack, 128 grams and 93 bags of fentanyl, and firearms. Rivera appears to be a gang member, previously convicted in Connecticut in a large drug sweep of the “West Hell” street gang. Rivera’s nickname (all gang members have street names) is ironically “White Boy,” and he was sentenced to 66 months in prison followed by five years’ probation back in 2015, before resuming drug trafficking in Northfield.
– Javon E. Wright, aka “Ace” or “Hood,” was charged in May with five counts of distributing fentanyl and cocaine. Police seized 82 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of cocaine base, 12 grams of methamphetamine, and 9 grams of fentanyl. Mr. Wright’s story is instructive, as his history includes a lot of drug dealing, violence, and release. In December 2017 he was convicted of distributing crack cocaine in the Rutland area and sentenced to a mere 21 months in prison (“Judge Crawford accepted the parties’ recommendation of a 21-month sentence, in part, because of Wright’s drug addiction issues.”). But less than two years later he was charged with attempted murder for a stabbing incident, a case which was later dropped on an alleged search violation by a prosecutor who seemed to be working for the defense. Articles list Wright as residing in Vermont, but he fled to New York where he appears to be from originally.
– Kamari Harris, aka “Max”, of Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested in a Roxbury raid with more than a pound of crack, 116 grams of fentanyl, 422 bags of heroin/fentanyl, and a loaded .45 handgun. He was subsequently released without bond:
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Doyle … agreed to release Hollis on conditions. Doyle rejected a request by [Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Masterson] that location monitoring and home detention be imposed.
Doyle appeared concerned that the court affidavit did not state how close Hollis was to getting the gun or drugs, and Masterson said she did not know. She said he failed to come out as ordered, and was reaching for the gun when police entered his bedroom.
This is just a sampling of recent Vermont cases involving “perpetrators of color” from south of the Vermont border (allegedly) selling drugs. Yet the liberal barf machine that has spewed hate toward our police by falsely labeling them racists for arresting dangerous, out-of-state drug trafficking offenders, remains silent. With marijuana laced with fentanyl and methamphetamines increasingly infiltrating Vermont, the left blames COVID and isolation for the record deaths from narcotics overdoses, rather than address the clear increase in marketing activities.
Out-of-state dealers are trafficking fentanyl and other narcotics into Vermont, where 94% of deaths are among white, non-Hispanic Vermonters. Instead of defunding and maligning our state’s police officers, thereby undermining their interdiction efforts, perhaps Vermont should stop using the new social justice racism to help inner city drug dealers to kill country bumpkin drug users (of any color).
Vermont should judge drug users, drug dealers and police by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Until then, the drug trade will flourish and more people will die horrible deaths, because the drug gangs are all here.
Importing inner city culture and drug trafficking to Vermont using the new racism is getting old — and deadly — very fast. It’s time for Vermonters to wake from idiotic wokeness, and cope with reality. It’s also time for accountability from liberal professors and blind media who gaslight this problem with hands cupped over their ears.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2022. All rights reserved.