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 ...
49741 2.3 years ago Pamela Allee Portland, OR , US If we give the boys these lethal toys they'll want to use them. Lethally.
49740 2.3 years ago Elisheba Vera Brooklyn, NY , US
49739 2.3 years ago james sall brooklyn, NY , US
49738 2.3 years ago Linda Barmore Little Falls , NJ , US
49737 2.3 years ago Luther Wilson Tulsa, OK , US
49736 2.3 years ago Stanley Fistick Littleton, NH , US
49735 2.3 years ago Frank Avella Plainville, CT , US
49734 2.3 years ago Richard Robinson Arroyo Grande, CA , US
49733 2.3 years ago John Stanford Palm Desert, CA , US Instead of dumping this excess weaponry on our communities why not melt it down and and use the recycling fees to actually improve our communities instead?
And if the Pentagon has more weaponry ...
49732 2.3 years ago Ronald Mattison Rockford, IL , US
49731 2.3 years ago celeste kearney Arlington, VA , US
49730 2.3 years ago Stoney Bird Bellingham, WA , US
49729 2.3 years ago Wilfredo R. Santiago Brooklyn , NY , US
49728 2.3 years ago Anonymous Mooresville, NC , US
49727 2.3 years ago Lisbeth Caccese Santa Barbara, CA , US Join the military if you want militarized weapons, statics, etc.!
49726 2.3 years ago Anonymous Watersmeet, MI , US Disarm them or shoot them on sight.
49725 2.3 years ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA , US
49724 2.3 years ago Bonnie Ginger Boothbay, ME , US The militarization of the police is really of great concern.
49723 2.3 years ago Emma Jennings Pasadena, TX , US
49722 2.3 years ago Travis Jennings Pasadena, TX , US
49721 2.3 years ago Karen Poels Grand Island , NE , US
49720 2.3 years ago Diana Libby O'Sullivan Milford, PA , US Our Police are supposed to be members of our communities,our friends and protectors-NOT an Occupying Army!
My husband is a Vietnam Veteran and he is appalled by these militarized police forces-t...
49719 2.3 years ago F J Halley Colorado Springs, CO , US I hope that this is only a nightmare, and that we are not living in a Military State !??
49718 2.3 years ago Nancy Merrick Bend, OR , US
49717 2.3 years ago Diane Hanas Conneaut, OH , US
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