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Posted December 28. 2013 11:42AM

Huff-Po - Radley Balko: Militarizing Santa Claus

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A couple years ago, I wrote a story about efforts by citizens in the town of Keane, New Hampshire, to block their city council from purchasing a DHS-funded BearCat armored personnel carrier from the Lenco company. One of the residents I interviewed was Dorrie O'Meara, who owns a laundromat, an apartment complex, and a Mexican restaurant in the town. O'Meara's reason for opposing the acquisition was simple, striking, and I thought pretty profound: "It's just not who we are."