Monday, July 29, 2013

NH Police View Peaceful Libertarian and Occupy Activists as Terrorists

Lenco BearCat - Wiki image

Police in Concord, New Hampshire have applied for a grant to acquire a $258,000 armored vehicle from the DHS to combat domestic terrorism.

According to their application, they cited "active threats" from domestic "terror" groups like Free State Project and Occupy New Hampshire as the primary reason for requiring this military equipment.

New Hampshire's Union Leader newspaper reports:
In its grant application to DHS, the police department said New Hampshire's experience with terrorism "slants primarily towards the domestic type," and said "the threat is real and here." 
"Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges," the application stated. In addition to organized groups, it cited "several homegrown clusters that are anti-government and pose problems for law enforcement agencies."

Notably, these domestic groups were the only specific parties named as "terrorist" threats in the grant request.

Section B of the grant application precisely says:
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.
The police don't explain why they think Free Staters pose a violent threat to them.  It seems clear from all of their material that they represent non-aggression, liberty, and personal responsibility. Apparently those are dangerous concepts to an increasingly militarized police state.

None of the groups specifically named have ever threatened, committed or even been suspected of engaging in violent acts in New Hampshire.

Executive Director of New Hampshire's Civil Liberties Union [NHCLU] Devon Chaffee called the language "alarming."

"It's far from clear to us why an armored vehicle would be necessary to address what are generally, by and large, non-violent movements that in fact provide little or no threat to the security of our state," she said.

The exact vehicle the police hope to acquire is Lenco's BearCat which is a bomb and bullet proof "Specialized Response and Rescue Vehicle."

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Anonymous said...

What bullshit is this. The real "domestic threat" seems to be the government, itself. The people who believe in the Constitution and this Great Nation are more in need of this, to protect themselves from government forces.

Anonymous said...

haha LMFAO oh please stop, my side hurts.

All coming from a state who's motto is LIVE FREE OR DIE! wiki "Live Free or Die":

""Live Free or Die" is the official motto of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, adopted by the state in 1945.[1] It is possibly the best-known of all state mottos, partly because it speaks to an assertive independence historically found in American political philosophy and partly because of its contrast to the milder sentiments found in other state mottos."

haha I smell fear.

remo93dinu said...

I saw this in the paper today and it's just cops trying to justify their massive budgets compared to the complete non-happenings in the state. The only thing close to "terrorist related activities" that I can remember is a stand off with some guy who refused to pay his taxes that ended when he let an undercover fed into his house.

Anonymous said...

The NWO knows we know.

midnightwriter said...

In regards to the guy who refused to pay his federal taxes. Everyone now knows the IRS is a politically sanctioned criminal Organization.

Anonymous said...

Anybody who wants freedom these days is considered a terrorist. What's pathetic is that the minions, the enforcers like the police, the military, etc., are shooting themselves in the foot. They think they will be above the law but eventually no one will be; only about .01 percent will be in total control at the top of the pyramid. The enforcers, the enablers will not be part of the elite club. Once their usefulness comes to an end they will be spit out and replaced with other useful idiots.

Anonymous said...

The local yokels here in CEntral Pa. Did the same thing. The real reason for it is the vehicle is FREE. Just say the right things and sure enough your shiny new assault wagon will soon be collecting dust and rusting in your county garage. Oh sure you can drive it out to county fair in the summertime for all the fat asses to walk around And marvel at all of the freakn tax money that has been wasted on this piece of unused shit. Wow lookit how badass this thing is they exclaim. My god have we lost all semblance of what a free country is supposed to be? I believe this country is going to have to crash and burn then be rebuilt by those that survive. Sorry so bleak.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I guess NH is out! Was thinking about moving there to be free but it's a sham up there too!

Hide Behind said...

Actually the sissy's in Concord are getting tired of all the name calling they get from rest of state.
No one on National scene gives a damn what is written in Concord newspapers or what the mayor has to say but down the road a few miles the happenings and opinions of the people and their Newspaper, Manchester, if they speak national politicos listen. especially vome election cycle.
Could be the CSP, concord sissy patrol is afraid that even though the Keene teacher hippys do not throw sticks and stones, a flower stem could take out an eye if thrown hard enough.
In the middle between Concord and Manchester litle Uncook,Pembroke and Allenstown just look both ways and shake their heads at such foolishness and try to stop immigrants from Mass and NY from mpving to Concord and ordering no tresspassing signs and damned armored vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Every community of nominal size has a police arsenal that would surprise most of the sheep. Baaaaaaah! I live in Sioux Falls, SD, pop. 160,000. The police here are outfitted to the hilt. Add to that a regional DHS office, FBI hangout, and a very secret and very large building on the NW edge of the city. No markings, but heavily secured and surveilled. So many things are in place to quarantine the population. It was done right under our noses. When will we all band together and stand up? The time is now.

Hide Behind said...

We will all stand when told to stand and we will band together inside the compoud awaiting their next commands.
We will wail and raise our hands in supplication for their alms, and wail even more when they say no alms for the likes of you.
We have lost ability to act in any ways other than as they, we pick the weak and gang up on those they disapprove of and they let us eat of the crumbs left from such renderings.
Sit down and shut up, they will let you know what, when, where.

TominAZ said...

They forgot to mention the Amish as a terrorist organization. You can't get those guys to go to a mall and shop for nothing.

European American said...

I would like to see Free State Project and Occupy New Hampshire apply for the same grant to acquire the same vehicle which would enable their members, while traveling around town, to feel safe from being harassed by the "real" terrorists with the badges.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon, I have lived in Northern NH for the last 17 years, and it is still "Live Free or Die" here! The southern half of the state is turning into a colony of that liberal, freedom hating state, Mass. But, you couldn't pick a better place to live than here in Northern NH! The most beautiful Mountains in all the Northeast!

NO State sales or income tax, NO seat belt law (for 18 and over), No Car Insurance required to drive, No helmet needed for motorcycles, Fireworks legal and sold in stores (except for firecrakers, m-80's).... And, NO GUN CONTROL... Open carry legal, carry permit is simple 1 page form, $10.00 for 4 years, NO "assault weapons" or high cap magazine bans, and to buy ANY firearm, walk into store, pass federal required instant check, and off you go... NO State permits needed to buy ANY FIREARM, HANDGUN, RIFLE, SHOTGUN... And we now have Jury Nullification as Part of our Constitution!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like time to sue them for libel and defamation of character. A nice big class actions suit for all the groups that they name would really make them scramble.

Anonymous said...

These police just want a brand new toy!
They get big woodies over these types of military hardware.

Concord has to worry about terror?
Seriously, the only terror they would ever see would be a rabid bear or moose that got sprayed by a skunk!

Anonymous said...

BEWARE ...." THEY LIVE" .....

Anonymous said...

The police now have drones. What do they need armored vehicles for? A drone strike can break up a crowd much easier than an armored vehicle responding to a riot. The police and our own federal government are cowards. They seek to instill fear in their own people to maintain what authority they think they have. The majority of Americans don't even believe in the official 9/11 story, so their entire bedrock from the Patriot Act to the "War on Terror" is threatened. They feel they have to amp up the response. A bunch of cowards, like I said.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, what the hey.... Does the dual citizen run DHS scare you? Solution, learn Yiddish as a 2nd language, buy some knee pads and tissue, (the blow flies in D.C. can tell you where to buy them the cheapest as they buy in quantity), then put the phone number to the nearest AIPAC office on speed dial. If you don't mind living on your knees 'til death, it'll all be good.

CodeMaster said...

So, I guess I'm confused as to the definition of the word "terrorist". Does it mean anyone who peacefully challenges authority?



jurassicpork said...

Notice they never mentioned Tea Baggers? How come THOSE brained-damaged, gun-clutching psychopaths always get a free pass?

iamlightagain said...

Anymore, it appears that it is the people that are the enemy of the government, and if this is the case, the answer is for the people to stop giving money in the form of taxes to the government that sees you as their enemy!
How stupid is it to give support to the guy that wants to destroy you?

Lori Block said...

Doing my level best to stop. They help us along by keeping us unemployed.

Anonymous said...

Jurassic Pork: It's because they're fellow travelers
Law enforcement is a tool for the 1%. Go read the site sometime and see how some of them think.

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