Letter: Two ways to protest BearCat

Last modified: 8/5/2013 10:38:01 AM
Many of you are already aware of the Concord city government’s attempt to accept stolen property in the form of a federally funded armored vehicle. You may have concerns regarding the city’s representations to the effect that this device is intended for use against peaceable Occupy activists and equally peaceable Free Staters. But it’s your constructive action which counts, not your feelings.

There are two events you can attend to amplify your opposition. The first is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Rollins Park in Concord. There demonstrators plan to picket an event attended by Concord policy enforcement officers. The second is Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers. It’s a demonstration outside the city council’s public hearing on the matter; that hearing starts an hour later. You may want to enter early to avoid being kept out by authorities. You can also head to Facebook and search “Concord Bearcat.” That will allow you to find the event pages, join the online debate and invite your Facebook friends to these events. You are far from powerless.

DAVE RIDLEY

Bedford


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