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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49641 2.3 years ago Cindy Tuttle Salem, VA , US
49640 2.3 years ago Kathryn Scarbrough East Brunswick, NJ , US
49639 2.3 years ago Anonymous Worcester, MA , US
49638 2.3 years ago Julie Viergutz Cleveland, OH , US
49637 2.3 years ago Ibrahim Ali Minneapolis , MN , US
49636 2.3 years ago Eunice Malott Wichita, KS , US
49635 2.3 years ago Stephanie Stout Houston, TX , US I served in the US Army for 20+ years to keep country FREE, not to turn it into a police state like former East Germany. Demilitarize the police forces of MY country and hold them accountable for a...
49634 2.3 years ago Anonymous Pine Beach, NJ , US
49633 2.3 years ago Johnny Mims Bellevue, WA , US
49632 2.3 years ago steven wilson seymour, IN , US We demand an end to this prison-for-proffit police state.
49631 2.3 years ago steven wilson seymour, IN , US We demand an end to this prison-for-proffit police state.
49630 2.3 years ago Candy Hurst Nashua, NH , US
49629 2.3 years ago Bernhard Wahr Lörrach, ot , DE
49628 2.3 years ago Sue Nuccio Syracuse, NY , US
49627 2.3 years ago Edwina Nuccio Yonkers, NY , US
49626 2.3 years ago Sherrill Futrell DAVIS, CA , US How close are we to a fascist state?
49625 2.3 years ago Nancy Whiting Cave Creek, AZ , US
49624 2.3 years ago Susan Barnes rives junction, MI , US
49623 2.3 years ago Doris (Jody) Wilson Kirkland, WA , US
49622 2.3 years ago Gary Yeagley LOS ANGELES, CA , US
49621 2.3 years ago Mark Alexander Fayetteville, AR , US
49620 2.3 years ago Pauline Lerner Rockville, MD , US
49619 2.3 years ago Charles Langford Corvallis, OR , US
49618 2.3 years ago Luise Perenne Fountain Valley, CA , US
49617 2.3 years ago Thomas Turkopp San Tan Valley, AZ , US
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