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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49891 2.3 years ago John Terrell Fallbrook, CA , US
49890 2.3 years ago Allan Rubin upper darby, PA , US
49889 2.3 years ago Allan Rubin upper darby, PA , US
49888 2.3 years ago Cecile Adams Muskego, WI , US
49887 2.3 years ago Cecilia Rauth Waterford , MI , US Read "A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State" by John W, Whitehead and "Rise of the Warrior Cop" by Radley Balko.
49886 2.3 years ago Kathy Bloch Carmichael, CA , US
49885 2.3 years ago Felton Davis Antioch, CA , US
49884 2.3 years ago Mabel McElhaney Hillsborough, NC , US When the immune system attacks its host, that's called cancer.
49883 2.3 years ago kate blake bellingham, WA , US
49882 2.3 years ago Richard Meeks Seattle, WA , US
49881 2.3 years ago Pat Carneal Port Ludlow, WA , US
49880 2.3 years ago joan kemble Madison, WI , US
49879 2.3 years ago Lynn Biddle Swampscott, MA , US
49878 2.3 years ago LESLIE SHERIDAN CLEARLAKE, CA , US
49877 2.3 years ago Chris Riley Manistee, MI , US America has become a police state, this needs to end
49876 2.3 years ago Linda Parena El Sobrante, CA , US
49875 2.3 years ago Anonymous Oakland, CA , US
49874 2.3 years ago Beth Redwine Covington, KY , US
49873 2.3 years ago Penni Bulten Boynton Beach, FL , US This is an issue those on both the Democrat and Republican sides of the aisle should be able to support. After all, the Republicans are for smaller government, supposedly, and the Democrats are supp...
49872 2.3 years ago Kare Dushek West bend, WI , US
49871 2.3 years ago Stephen Blobaum West Des Moines, IA , US
49870 2.3 years ago Darnell Martin Walton Lucerne, CA , US
49869 2.3 years ago john miller brooktondale, NY , US
49868 2.3 years ago les roberts fresno, CA , US
49867 2.3 years ago phillip poulton san francisco, CA , US
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