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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Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
47119 10 minutes ago Anais Tuepker Portland, OR , US
47118 29 minutes ago Kate McNeely Brooklyn, NY , US
47117 1 hour ago Corey Bell Hawthorne, CA ,
47116 3 hours ago Randy Ramsey WV , US
47115 4 hours ago Lillian Chen El Cajon, CA , US
47114 5 hours ago Ruthie De Hoag Tucson, AZ , US
47113 5 hours ago Kelly Fowler Tampa, FL , US A military force to be used against it's own citizens does NOT provide me with peace of mind. This madness needs to end.
47112 6 hours ago Jon Engle Latrobe, PA , US No more war on the American people!
47111 7 hours ago connie cunningham morrison, MO , this must stop!!
47110 7 hours ago Anonymous NE , US
47109 9 hours ago John Vance Loveland, OH , US I remember when I could trust the police. I once had respect for them. Now, I fear them.
47108 9 hours ago Betty Swift Pawtucket, RI , US They MURDERED my son and covered their crime with money to my Grandson!!
47107 10 hours ago Darrell Kitchen Waddell, AZ , US Since when has "Protect and Serve" become "Search and Destroy"? That's exactly what is happening / has happened. Irrefutably!
47106 10 hours ago Lynne Parker Clarks Hill, SC , US
47105 10 hours ago Jonathan Bloom VA , End militarization, the war on drugs, and give those tools to the people who actually need them.
47104 11 hours ago dawayne champion platteville, WI , US
47103 11 hours ago James Cruickshank CO ,
47102 11 hours ago Jeffrey Rattner Lake Hopatcong, NJ , US
47101 13 hours ago DAVID PREWETT Tecumseh, OK , US Do away with POLICE forever,we can protect ourselves with weapons for self defense! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
47100 14 hours ago Kayla Norris huntington, WV , US
47099 15 hours ago Anonymous
47098 15 hours ago Anonymous
47097 18 hours ago Julie Stanislawski
47096 19 hours ago Anonymous Springfield , MA ,
47095 19 hours ago Wesley Milleman
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