Free Staters call out Concord officials for language on BearCat grant application
Carla Gericke, president, Free State Project, speaks at a rally to protest Concord Police's proposed BearCat vehicle on the Concord City Hall front steps on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Gericke said private citizens who lie on a grant application can be prosecuted and public officials shouldn't be excused.
Photographer and store owner Brian Blackden said if the argument is that the BearCat protects police officers, a better use of the money would be a better grade of body armor.
But Duval has said Concord Police would be acquiring the BearCat for use by the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit, consisting of 20 communities, the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office and Plymouth State University.
Lambert questioned the need for what he called militarizing the police.
Ean said the petitions will be given to members of the City Council on Sept. 7.
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