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 ...
50088 1 year ago Anonymous Lansing, MI , US
50087 1 year ago Carly Mihalakis Berkeley, CA , US
50086 1 year ago Jessi Greeson FL , US
50085 1 year ago Nancy Newell Portland, OR , US
50084 1 year ago PATRICE ROARTY SANTA BARBARA, FL , US THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COMPASSION IN DOING THE RIGHT THING!!
50083 1 year 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 1 year ago DeeDee Tostanoski Alexandria, VA , US
50081 1 year ago jeffrey margulies roslindale, MA , US
50080 1 year ago Jorge Delgado Hialeah, FL , US
50079 1 year ago Anonymous SEATTLE, WA , US Please stop targeting arrests in certain areas.
50078 1 year ago Dylan Orbach Auburn , CA , US
50077 1 year ago Carly Mihalakis Berkeley, CA , US
50076 1 year ago James A. Everett Independence, MO , US
50075 1 year ago Anonymous Ventura, CA , US
50074 1 year 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 1 year ago David Perkins Gardner, CO , US Can you say police state?
50072 1 year ago Cody Malcolm MN , US
50071 1 year ago Alyse Ceirante San Francisco, CA , US
50070 1 year ago Anonymous Plainfield, NJ , US
50069 1 year 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 1 year ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA , US
50067 1 year ago Karen Keller Abington, PA , US if police districts have these items it will be natural to want to use them.
50066 1 year ago Ana Alvarez Clermont, FL , US
50065 1 year ago John Culloty Ben Lomond, CA , US
50064 1 year ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO , US
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