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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49691 2.3 years ago Maggie Leigh Richmond, CA , US
49690 2.3 years ago J.P. SPENCER BOZEMAN, MT , US
49689 2.3 years ago Mimi Davis San Marcos, TX , US
49688 2.3 years ago Charlotte Shnaider Staunton, VA , US
49687 2.3 years ago Kalee Pace Kenmore, NY , US
49686 2.3 years ago James Nichols Eau Claire, WI , US
49685 2.3 years ago Anonymous Northampton, MA , US
49684 2.3 years ago Betsy Imershein NY, NY , US
49683 2.3 years ago J. Stemmler Renton, WA , US
49682 2.3 years ago Lloyd Trushel Tampa, FL , US
49681 2.3 years ago lanette townsend kansas city, MO , US
49680 2.3 years ago Samira Turk Austin, TX , US
49679 2.3 years ago Matt Scanlon San Pedro, CA , US
49678 2.3 years ago Anonymous Scottsdale, AZ , US
49677 2.3 years ago Diana Lundy NEW YORK, NY , US
49676 2.3 years ago Elena Kanina Churchton, MD , US
49675 2.3 years ago Michael Carney Runnemede, NJ , US
49674 2.3 years ago Stack Kenny Asheville, NC , US this is a tool for suppression of the people and must be stopped!
49673 2.3 years ago Margaret Little Huntsville, AL , US
49672 2.3 years ago Lorie Fincik Grindstone, PA , US
49671 2.3 years ago teresa yi teaneck, NJ , US
49670 2.3 years ago Barbara Green Upper Marlboro, MD , US Stop this madness.
49669 2.3 years ago Benjamin Fasching-Gray Woodside, NY , AT
49668 2.3 years ago Aaron Campbell Dallas, PA , US
49667 2.3 years ago Donna Tricarico Boca Raton, FL , US Stop police brutality and stop the militarized war against the American people. Stop organized crime control of the USA government.
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