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Resigned NH Rep Advocated Domestic Violence

New Hampshire Representative Tom Alciere resigned after controversy stemming from the anti-police messages he posted to the internet from 1999-2001; he was also criticized for his comments in defense of violence against women. Nashua police officers reported that he had written several letters to the editor of local papers advocating domestic violence, and implying that women “need” to be beaten. Alciere, a Republican who ran for office in the past both as a Libertarian and as a Democrat, campaigned on the promise to do away with all laws that infringed upon “freedom,” and his legislative proposals included eliminating mandatory education and penalties for drunk driving.

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CNN _ January 3, 8, and 10, 2001