Local Police with War Weapons: End This Now!


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?
Resources:
U.S. General Services Administration: 1122 Program
Missouri Department of Public Safety: DOD 1033
War Resisters League: Facing Tear Gas
Defending Dissent: The Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization
> Text of Rep. Johnson's Bill
> Rep. Johnson's Dear Colleague Letter

Tell the Pentagon, Congress, and the President: No More Weapons of War for Local Police:

It’s time to halt the flow of war weaponry into our neighborhoods as well as into volatile areas abroad. As a first step we urge support for Congressman Hank Johnson's 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.



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50128 2 months ago Jeanne Mackay, Marysville, MI , US
50127 2 months ago Rita Clarke Farmers Branch, TX , US Lots of scary things out there, so prevalent in our world, in our beloved country, and now we have to tell our children to be leery of police officers. What a sad time for all of us in the Land of...
50126 2 months ago Alan Paradis New London, CT , US
50125 3 months ago Anonymous Chatham, IL , US
50124 3 months ago Skander Chaouch-Bouraoui ALEXANDRIA, VA , US
50123 4 months ago donald kokkonen cambridge, WI , US
50122 4 months ago Sheryl Goodwin Deland, FL , US
50121 6 months ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
50120 6 months ago Cecile Adams Iredell, TX , US
50119 6 months ago donald kokkonen cambridge, WI , US
50118 7 months ago Carla Haim San Bernardino, CA , US
50117 7 months ago Jeff Bence Wycombe, PA , US
50116 7 months ago Eric Wollscheid Countryside, IL , US
50115 7 months ago allen morris delray beach, FL , US
50114 7 months ago Barbara Carlson Norfolk, VA , US
50113 7 months ago Barbara Carlson Norfolk, VA , US
50112 7 months ago Anonymous Stockton, CA , US Peace
50111 7 months ago Melinda Gale Burlington, VT , US The police are NOT the military, and have NO business using military weapons, vehicles, drones, aircraft, stun grenades or silencers. This country belongs to its citizens. It is neither a military...
50110 7 months ago Jennifer Blair Farmers Branch, TX , US
50109 7 months ago Anonymous STATE COLLEGE, PA , US
50108 7 months ago Janice Martens Crestline, CA , US
50107 7 months ago wallice johnsen nicolaus, CA , US
50106 7 months ago M.R. McBride Muncie, IN , US
50105 7 months ago Kaleigh Fiddler Aurora, CO , US
50104 8 months ago richard collins waltham, MA , US
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