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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49616 2.3 years ago Barbara Dane Oakland, CA , US
49615 2.3 years ago Jim Steitz Gatlinburg, TN , US Police across America have armed themselves with military gear for an illusory war zone at home. Dangerous men on power trips have assumed both the power of the badge and the endorphin thrill of new...
49614 2.3 years ago Anita Wald-Tuttle Grass Valley, CA , US
49613 2.3 years ago David Linn Ocean Shores, WA , US
49612 2.3 years ago keith Tyson Mankato, MN , US
49611 2.3 years ago Dorothy Ener Bloomington, IN , US
49610 2.3 years ago David Tivol Sunnyvale, CA , US
49609 2.3 years ago Temple Weste Kahului, HI , US
49608 2.3 years ago c Barnes owosso, MI , US
49607 2.3 years ago gary ewald weedsport, NY , US You can't own these kind of weapons and not want to use them
49606 2.3 years ago Jonathan Fox Culver City, CA , US
49605 2.3 years ago Joseph Rhoades Vacaville, CA , US
49604 2.3 years ago Judith Eda Portland, OR , US
49603 2.3 years ago Jim Lewis Lynwood, WA , US
49602 2.3 years ago Jim Lewis Lynwood, WA , US
49601 2.3 years ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA , US
49600 2.3 years ago Robet hobbs raymond, ME , US
49599 2.3 years ago F Gayle Roberts Chamblee, GA , US
49598 2.3 years ago Robert Gabriel Olympia, WA , US
49597 2.3 years ago rich c chula vista, CA , US
49596 2.3 years ago Julia Ortiz Pensacola, FL , US
49595 2.3 years ago Theodore Voth III Madison, WI , US
49594 2.3 years ago Robert Cassady Columbia, TN , US
49593 2.3 years ago Valerie Barth Oakland, CA , US
49592 2.3 years ago Jacob Weill LONG BEACH, CA , US
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