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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50091 2.2 years ago Eileen Ordway Springfield, OR , US
50090 2.2 years ago Aileen McEvoy Waverly, NY , US
50089 2.2 years ago Phyllis M. Keimach Santa Barbara, CA , US
50088 2.2 years ago Anonymous Lansing, MI , US
50087 2.2 years ago Carly Mihalakis Berkeley, CA , US
50086 2.2 years ago Jessi Greeson FL , US
50085 2.2 years ago Nancy Newell Portland, OR , US
50084 2.2 years ago PATRICE ROARTY SANTA BARBARA, FL , US THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COMPASSION IN DOING THE RIGHT THING!!
50083 2.2 years ago allen morris delray beach, FL , US I marched with Dr West at Syracuse, NY during the drone protest. I hope he will help to get the black community behind Bernie Sanders. I feel that he has that same fire in the belly as does Dr West ...
50082 2.2 years ago DeeDee Tostanoski Alexandria, VA , US
50081 2.2 years ago jeffrey margulies roslindale, MA , US
50080 2.2 years ago Jorge Delgado Hialeah, FL , US
50079 2.2 years ago Anonymous SEATTLE, WA , US Please stop targeting arrests in certain areas.
50078 2.2 years ago Dylan Orbach Auburn, CA , US
50077 2.2 years ago Carly Mihalakis Berkeley, CA , US
50076 2.2 years ago James A. Everett Independence, MO , US
50075 2.2 years ago Anonymous Ventura, CA , US
50074 2.2 years ago Jennifer Yukl Cedar Rapids, IA , US While you're at it, change police training from military training. Police should not be trained to be at war with the community they live and/or work in.
50073 2.2 years ago David Perkins Gardner, CO , US Can you say police state?
50072 2.2 years ago Cody Malcolm MN , US
50071 2.2 years ago Alyse Ceirante San Francisco, CA , US
50070 2.2 years ago Anonymous Plainfield, NJ , US
50069 2.2 years ago Kathleen Gagnon Durham, NC , US Please, I don't want to live in a police state. I thought I was living in the United States of America. Perhaps I was mistaken.
50068 2.2 years ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA , US
50067 2.2 years ago Karen Keller Abington, PA , US if police districts have these items it will be natural to want to use them.
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