According to the U.S. General Services Administration, one of the programs that allows the Pentagon to give billions of dollars worth of free weapons of war to local U.S. police "offers Americans peace of mind."
Have images of a war zone in Ferguson, Missouri, boosted your peace of mind?
Click here to tell the Pentagon, Congress, and the President: No More Weapons of War for Local Police!
Congressman Hank Johnson has drafted an excellent first step called the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, which would prohibit the transfer to police of high caliber automatic weapons, armored vehicles, armed drones, aircraft, stun grenades, and silencers. Congress Members can contact Johnson's office and become original cosponsors.
Click here to sign a petition urging Congress, the President, and the Pentagon to take this step.
The federal government gives and sells military grade weapons to police departments in the United States and abroad, through programs with names like DOD 1033 and the Urban Shield Initiative. Weapons makers rake in more profits by constantly re-arming the feds.
It’s time to halt the flow of war weaponry into our neighborhoods as well as into volatile areas abroad.
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> U.S. General Services Administration: 1122 Program
> Missouri Department of Public Safety: DOD 1033
> Urban Shield
> War Resisters League: Facing Tear Gas
> Defending Dissent: The Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
> John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization