Concord PD Requests a BEARCAT to Deal With “Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire”

The Concord (NH) PD has applied for a Lenco BEARCAT, according to the Union Leader, the application states “Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges,” in addition to organized groups, it cited “several homegrown clusters that are anti-government and pose problems for law enforcement agencies.”

The NHCLU Executive Director Devon Chaffee said, “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.”

Thanks to Devon Chaffee of the NHCLU, I now have a copy of the application, which is being posted for the world to see!