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 ...
49766 2.3 years ago Marcia Halligan Viroqua, WI , US
49765 2.3 years ago Kimie Fujimoto Ellensburg, WA , US
49764 2.3 years ago Etienne Wasson Fort Myers, FL , US
49763 2.3 years ago Judy Lacombe Hopewell Junction, NY , US
49762 2.3 years ago Patricia Mauck Clermont, FL , US
49761 2.3 years ago irvin durbin gosport, IN , US
49760 2.3 years ago Doris Katzen Aptos, CA , US
49759 2.3 years ago Alicia Hall Albuquerque, NM , US
49758 2.3 years ago Stephen Kantola Boise, ID , US
49757 2.3 years ago Amarpreet Bains Redlands , CA , US
49756 2.3 years ago Eliah Kagan Fayetteville, NY , US
49755 2.3 years ago Phil Wagner New Smyrna Beach, FL , US
49754 2.3 years ago Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
49753 2.3 years ago Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
49752 2.3 years ago Charles Maher Plant City, FL , US This has gone to far. the whole system of policing has got to be changed.
49751 2.3 years ago Carol Langford Duxbury, MA , US we need police that are FRIENDS of the neighborhoods they protect
49750 2.3 years ago nancy strickland edwardsville, IL , US
49749 2.3 years ago Terry Barber Olympia, WA , US
49748 2.3 years ago NinaS siagkris Kalamazoo, MI , US
49747 2.3 years ago Connelee Shaw San Jose, CA , US
49746 2.3 years ago Susan Wilke Sacramento, CA , US I think it is disgusting that the police are buying military equipment to use against the citizens of our cities. We need to work to eliminate the core producers of violence and arming up IS NOT T...
49745 2.3 years ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale , FL , US
49744 2.3 years ago Michael and Barbara Hill Elbe, WA , AF
49743 2.3 years ago Leanne Burns Stockton, CA , US Please stop the insanity in our community's.
49742 2.3 years ago ronald HUERTA van nuys, CA , US
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