I’ve just run across this older series of videos that help to highlight not only the activism that exists in New Hampshire, but the ability to keep government officials in check. It is true that police earn their bread through coercive means and initiate violence against peaceful people, but even they have limits. Sometimes those limits are supported by their consciences, but more often it is a result of public resistance to their actions.
When individuals get involved in their community and stand up for themselves police are less likely to engage in immoral behavior. Criminals, including government officials, are more likely to prey on easy pickin’s than go after well informed, well publicized and highly networked activists. This is why many New Hampshire police have begun to look the other way when dealing with known porcupines. There is simply too much resistance to make it worth their while.
Enjoy this five part series of Free Staters who get some candid responses out of a Keene, New Hampshire officer during an evening ride-along.