For a dozen weeks, Keene police have ignored the weekly “Nightcap” events
that have happened in Central Square, Fridays starting at 11:59pm. I
had no reason to continue writing about the events here because they
were a success – peaceful people having a quiet party in the Common,
unmolested by state aggression.
Until this weekend, when the Keene police attacked in the form of
ticketing everyone’s car parked around Central Square. This, while
nationwide protests are calling for the defunding or outright abolition
of police. In fact, just a dozen or so hours after the police targeted
and littered their threats on the cars around the Square, it was filled
on Saturday afternoon with hundreds of people protesting the police.
Though Keene police’s chief showed up with a sign at the previous Keene Black Lives Matter event and pretended to care, it’s clearly business-as-usual for their agents on the street.