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.

301-325 of 50145 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49845 3.3 years ago Dawn Christensen Vallejo, CA , US
49844 3.3 years ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO , US
49843 3.3 years ago Neil Saaty San Pedro, CA , US Weapons of war are used against a perceived enemy. The American people cannot be an enemy of their own country, by definition.
49842 3.3 years ago kent bond scottsdale, AZ , US Rule out the use of hollow points by police by providing them ammo. In phoenix they use the excuse that they buy their own so they have the right to decide which rounds to purchase. When phxpd shoot...
49841 3.3 years ago Anonymous Rohnert Park, CA , US don't call the police, what ever you do.
49840 3.3 years ago linda donahue Viola, CA , US
49839 3.3 years ago Maryann Beirne Salem, OR , US
49838 3.3 years ago Sierra-maria Magdalena Berkeley, CA , US
49837 3.3 years ago Linda Kaehler Milwaukee, WI , US
49836 3.3 years ago Jan MacWilliams Portland, OR , US Whatever happened to officer 'friendly?' It is getting so bad that we can't teach our children to look to the police for help.
49835 3.3 years ago James Bishop Cartersville, GA , US
49834 3.3 years ago Denis Alcock Phoenix, AZ , US
49833 3.3 years ago Rheinfredo Latuja Staten Island, NY , US
49832 3.3 years ago Beverley French Key largo, FL , US
49831 3.3 years ago Alan Shute Lexington, MA , US
49830 3.3 years ago Carlos Barradas Denver, CO , US
49829 3.3 years ago Doug Wingeier Asheville, NC , US
49828 3.3 years ago Bridget Allen Kailua Kona, HI , US It's time to halt the flow of war weaponry - period. Thank you
49827 3.3 years ago Jill Simpson Kirkland, WA , US
49826 3.3 years ago Jean Neblett Santa Fe, NM , US
49825 3.3 years ago Stephen Melkisethian Bethesda, MD , US
49824 3.3 years ago carol boyd Trinidad, CA , US
49823 3.3 years ago Anonymous Windsor, CT , US
49822 3.3 years ago Barb Travis Ewa Beach, HI , US
49821 3.3 years ago Terry Travis Ewa Beach, HI , US
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