Concord plan to buy armored vehicle is criticized


City officials deciding whether Concord should accept a federal grant to buy an armored vehicle say most of the criticism they have heard comes from outside the city. In applying for the grant, the city mentioned groups it considers antigovernment and troublesome, including the Free State Project and Occupy New Hampshire. That prompted the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union to criticize the application and a Nashua woman to start a petition against it. Police Chief John Duval told the Concord Monitor that he does not think the groups are domestic terrorists, but said they and others sometimes create polarizing situations.

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