Letter: Keep Concord’s BearCat out of Pittsfield
Re “BearCat vote postponed” (Monitor front page, Aug. 13):
Concerning the statement that the BearCat would be stored in Concord, and the operation unit’s 20-member communities would share ongoing maintenance costs, I hope Pittsfield is not one of your member communities. I can tell you right now Pittsfield is not going to contribute to such a waste of money. I really don’t know who said our town would support more government spending, more town spending. This needs to come before our town meeting before saying Pittsfield will support this increase in police spending.
Until then, Pittsfield does not support being involved with the militarization of our police. Our police are public servants, not the masters of our community.
Keep your BearCat out of our town and out of our pockets.
DAN SCHROTH PIERMAROCCHI