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Police: Because of ‘Free Staters,’ We Need an Armored Vehicle
The Free Staters in New Hampshire are among the express reasons given for why the Concord police department is applying to purchase an armored vehicle.
The Free Staters, who are nonviolent, are lumped into the category of “domestic terrorism.” For not wanting anyone to use violence.
The relevant portion of the application reads:
The State of New Hampshire’s experience with terrorism slants primarily towards the domestic type. We are fortunate that our State has not been victimized from a mass casualty event from an international terrorism strike however on the domestic front, the threat is real and here. Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges. Outside of officially organized groups, several homegrown clusters that are anti-government and pose problems for law enforcement agencies.
It goes on to say that they need this vehicle in order to resist bombs, or radiological devices (it has a radiation detector).