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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Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49791 2.3 years ago Daniel Southerland Salt Lake City, UT , US
49790 2.3 years ago Dan DiLeva Seattle, WA , US
49789 2.3 years ago Anonymous houston, TX , US We are turning into an armed camp - police and civilians armed to the teeth! This is crazy.
49788 2.3 years ago Robert Elliott Las Vegas, NV , US The quickest way to a police state is to have paranoid police armed with military style equipment that is sure to escalate conflicts and kill innocent people or people who are exercising non-violent...
49787 2.3 years ago Judith Levine Pinole, CA , US
49786 2.3 years ago Sally Nelson Temecula, CA , US IS THIS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA??????? OR THE REDS WE FEARED WERE COMING? THIS IS PROOF THEY ARE HERE AND IT IS US THAT WE FEARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
49785 2.3 years ago Laura Ramon niceville,fl, FL , US
49784 2.3 years ago Anonymous Insch, CA , GB I am a US citizen who votes. Military weapons have no place on our streets and in the hands of our police forces.
49783 2.3 years ago Joy Wilson Lone Pine, CA , US Thank you Cong. Johnson! We need the militarization of our police forces to stop!!
49782 2.3 years ago Anonymous Portland, OR , US
49781 2.3 years ago Risa Wallach San Leandro, CA , US
49780 2.3 years ago Anonymous Rochester Hills, MI , US
49779 2.3 years ago C Green Bronx, NY , US
49778 2.3 years ago Susan Dimmock Rocky Hill, CT , US
49777 2.3 years ago Margery Stone Shelocta, PA , US
49776 2.3 years ago Neil Marinovich Sarasota, FL , US
49775 2.3 years ago Teresa Toulon Port St Lucie , FL , US
49774 2.3 years ago Arlys Fones Portland, OR , US
49773 2.3 years ago PATRICIA MCHUGH SAINT LOUIS, MO , US
49772 2.3 years ago Janis Strout Bozeman, MT , US
49771 2.3 years ago Anonymous Clifton Park, NY , US
49770 2.3 years ago Martha Roberts St. Louis Park, MN , US
49769 2.3 years ago Karen Stoddard Webster, NY , US
49768 2.3 years ago Virginia Griffin Burlington, NC , US
49767 2.3 years ago Patricia Rametta Santa Rosa, CA , US
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