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.