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?
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 ...
49870 3.3 years ago Darnell Martin Walton Lucerne, CA , US
49869 3.3 years ago john miller Brooktondale, NY , US
49868 3.3 years ago Les Roberts Fresno, CA , US
49867 3.3 years ago phillip poulton san francisco, CA , US
49866 3.3 years ago Mark Jacobs Springfield, OR , US
49865 3.3 years ago Jon Jacobs Springfield, OR , US
49864 3.3 years ago marie-anne johnson seminole, FL , US
49863 3.3 years ago Cheryl Winchell Rochester, NY , US Providing domestic police with military weapons sets the stage for widespread state action against citizens and, in itself, is an obscenity Which must end.
49862 3.3 years ago Teri Slagle Ft. Lauderdale, FL , US
49861 3.3 years ago Lin Waldron SAN DIEGO, CA , US
49860 3.3 years ago Matt Sutton Marlborough, MA , US
49859 3.3 years ago Janis Carney Troy, NH , US
49858 3.3 years ago Anonymous MI , US
49857 3.3 years ago Sandra Flores 76092, TX , US The Police should be the embodiment of soft power to help citizens in times of crisis. When somebody has access to high power armament that should be for the army only it feels compel to use it and ...
49856 3.3 years ago Joel Meltzer Port Washington, NY , US
49855 3.3 years ago Shari Gilbertsen Laguna Hills, CA , US
49854 3.3 years ago Lashonda Gardenhire Freeport, NY , US
49853 3.3 years ago Linda Rudman New York, NY , US
49852 3.3 years ago Laura Hough Los Angeles, CA , US
49851 3.3 years ago Felton Davis Antioch, CA , US
49850 3.3 years ago Douglas Hallenbeck Magazine, AR , US
49849 3.3 years ago Joan Yates Westbrook, MS , US
49848 3.3 years ago Terri David Venice, FL , US
49847 3.3 years ago Goldie Kaufman Roseville, CA , US
49846 3.3 years ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ , US
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