Why libertarians are joining BLM calls to defund police

Posted on AllSides July 17th, 2020
From The Center
Defund The Police, BLM, Libertarians

In New Hampshire, Carla Gericke is a Republican running for state Senate. Her views on policing trace back to the origins of “classical liberalism” – efforts to curb the arbitrary powers of the crown over criminal justice.

Sometimes, people have a hard time trying to peg the protest politics of Carla Gericke.

As a Republican candidate for the New Hampshire Senate and a “hardcore libertarian,” she has been an outspoken activist against the stay-at-home orders handed down by Gov. Chris Sununu during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s a position many people...

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