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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49146 3.9 years ago virginia smith Washington, PA , US it's ridiculous
49145 3.9 years ago Gregory Smith Pikeville, KY , US
49144 3.9 years ago David Kuhns Indianapolis, IN , US
49143 3.9 years ago Rolf Svehaug Santa Cruz, CA , US
49142 3.9 years ago Toni Marshall Arnold, MD , US
49141 3.9 years ago Anonymous Mesa, AR , US Why do local law enforcement officials need WAR machines for a civilian crowd. What does this tell us about the state of current events. PRETTY SCAREY!!!
49140 3.9 years ago Ruben Aspiras 28 Power St., Uxbridge, MA , US
49139 3.9 years ago Jeanie Shaterian Berkeley, CA , US
49138 3.9 years ago Mary Collins Charleston, IL , US
49137 3.9 years ago Ray Vieira Indianapolis, IN , US
49136 3.9 years ago Ovina Feldman Kirkland, WA , US
49135 3.9 years ago Maye Thompson Portland, OR , US Arming civilian police forces with military style weapons was a bad idea in the 1980s, and remains so now. I can't believe I'm still protesting this issue!
49134 3.9 years ago Michele & Dave K. Central Islip, NY , US
49133 3.9 years ago George Boersig ALbuquerque, NM , US
49132 3.9 years ago Patricia Auer Ballwin, MO , US
49131 3.9 years ago Tim Sunlake Muncie, IN , US
49130 3.9 years ago Dan Danziger Garland, TX , US
49129 3.9 years ago Bryn Pangburn Northwood, IA , US
49128 3.9 years ago Anatol Zinchenko Ewing, NJ , US
49127 3.9 years ago Jacqueline Menard Villanova, PA , US
49126 3.9 years ago Keith Jordan Fresno, CA , US
49125 3.9 years ago Arleen Schultz Albany , GA , US
49124 3.9 years ago Gilda Fusilier Sacramento, CA , US
49123 3.9 years ago Charles Wilmoth San Francisco, CA , US
49122 3.9 years ago brandon h Hortonville, WI , US
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