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According to the 2020 Democratic Party Platform, "Democrats believe weapons of war have no place on our streets, and will once again limit the sale and transfer of surplus military weapons to domestic law enforcement agencies — a policy President Trump reversed immediately upon taking office."

On January 26, 2021, the Biden White House announced an executive order on this topic to be released that day. Weeks later, it has yet to be seen.

Limits on military weapons to police were in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by the House (but not the Senate) last year, but yet to be introduced in the new Congress with Democratic majorities in both houses.

Enough it enough. Click here to email your Representative, your two Senators, and the President.

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Cities and states have had enough. Several have now banned some or all military weaponry and/or the military-style training of police departments.

The evidence is overwhelming. Militarizing police does not reduce crime or save lives. In fact, the main difference that militarizing police makes is that the police kill more people.

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Background:
>> World BEYOND War: "Ban Militarized Policing in Your Locality"
>> Alison J. Cole: "Police Militarization Research Compendium"
>> The Conversation: "Police with lots of military gear kill civilians more often than less-militarized officers"
>> Costs of War: "The Wars Are Here: How the United States' Post-9/11 Wars Helped Militarize U.S. Police"
>> Peace Direct: "Racial Justice and Building Peace in the United States"


  

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