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.



326-350 of 50141 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49816 2.3 years ago Katherine Anne Stansbury Oregon City, OR , US
49815 2.3 years ago nancy van pelt cincinnati, OH , US
49814 2.3 years ago Sharon Bourke Central Islip, NY , US
49813 2.3 years ago Roberta Hudlow St. Louis, MO , US As guns should not be in the hands of incompetent persons, so military equipment should not be in the hands of those who are supposed to be protecting the citizens of this country. They are war wea...
49812 2.3 years ago J. Allen Feryok Monessen, PA , US
49811 2.3 years ago Diane Ake San Diego, CA , US
49810 2.3 years ago Brad hahn Saint Francis, WI , US
49809 2.3 years ago Ruth B Moynihan Storrs, CT , US
49808 2.3 years ago William Crowl Key West, FL , US Our police do not need military weapons to keep the peace.
49807 2.3 years ago Eugene Atkin Aurora, IL , US
49806 2.3 years ago Nancy Woolley Stoughton, MA , US
49805 2.3 years ago Katherine Slawinski New York, NY , US
49804 2.3 years ago Edward Freeman Philadelphia , PA , US
49803 2.3 years ago Katharine Ballash Portland, OR , US
49802 2.3 years ago richard futrell miamisburg, OH , US
49801 2.3 years ago Lorence Long Portland, OR , US
49800 2.3 years ago judith petree knoxville, TN , US
49799 2.3 years ago Craig Jensen Vancouver, WA , US
49798 2.3 years ago River Quillen St.augustine, FL , US
49797 2.3 years ago Bre Cooper Odessa, TX , US
49796 2.3 years ago Carol Voeller Salem, OR , US
49795 2.3 years ago E B S, WA , US
49794 2.3 years ago Kenneth Clark Unionville, TN , US
49793 2.3 years ago Tom Sunlake Bloomington, IN , US
49792 2.3 years ago Elizabeth Bonzo-Savage Madison, NC , US We're beginning to look and act like Russia and dictator countries. American citizens do not need to be afraid to protest. This is our constitutional right - peaceful protests.
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