FreeKeeneNews - Keene City Councilor Proposes Returning BEARCAT!

Councilor Terry Clark Wants To Give Back the BEARCAT

Terry ClarkHis proposal hits the city council at their 7pm meeting tonight.  Terry Clark, the Keene city councilor who was the initial lone dissenter against the BEARCAT back in 2011 when it was originally proposed, has filed a proposal with the council to return the BEARCAT (see page 13)!
To The Honorable Mayor Kendall Lane and Council , Considering the lack of use of and practical need for, as well as the derogatory impact on our fine city's name, I write to ask that the City of Keene withdraw from the Homeland Security Grant dated January 20, 2011 and return the Specialized Mission CBRNE/WMD Rescue Vehicle, aka BearCat, to the appropriate government agency. Terry M. Clark City Councilor - Ward 3
The proposal will be heard for the first time at tonight's 7pm city council meeting where it will be assigned to a committee for a public hearing. You may recall the international headlines that Keene garnered in 2011-2012 when the council meetings were packed full of people of all political persuasions to oppose the insane militaristic tank, and despite the mass opposition, the council voted for it anyway. Now, in the aftermath of Ferguson, more of America has been given a taste of the militarized police, and they don't like it. Kudos to Terry Clark for making a stand - again. Hopefully he won't have to do it alone this time and other councilors will get a clue and do the right thing and send this metal monstrosity back to the depths whence it came.

Terry Clark can be reached at 603-661-8347.

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Ian Freeman