Letter: Where are these terrorists?
The Concord Police Department wants a Homeland Security BearCat armored vehicle. Its application claims that “New Hampshire’s experience with terrorism slants primarily towards the domestic type” and cites “several homegrown clusters that are anti-government and pose problems.”
Can anyone name an incident of terrorism in New Hampshire since the French and Indian War? Either domestic or imported?
If you are already alarmed about warrantless searches and no-knock midnight raids by militarized police, this is not the time to be silent. New Hampshire does not have a terrorist behind every tree. We don’t need police with tanks. Police Chief John Duval says, “I don’t want our citizens to feel that their police department is becoming a quasi-military unit.”
Of course he doesn’t want us to “feel” that way, but that’s exactly what’s happening.