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 ...
49591 2.3 years ago Rick David Chicago, IL , US
49590 2.3 years ago Dan Forss Camp Douglas, WI , US Stop things that are just plane stupid..
49589 2.3 years ago Christine Abbyad Austin, TX , US
49588 2.3 years ago Gayle Janzen Seattle, WA , US Sorry, but militarizing police depts. with weapons of war does NOT give me peace of mind. Cops need more training, not more military weapons. This policy is dangerous and is killing innocent people.
49587 2.3 years ago Mary Spano Stafford, VA , US
49586 2.3 years ago Dolores Rogers Pepeekeo, HI , US
49585 2.3 years ago Felton Davis Antioch, CA , US
49584 2.3 years ago Lauren Linda Laguna Woods, CA , US
49583 2.3 years ago R. Anthony Lee Suitland, MD , US
49582 2.3 years ago Ineke Deruyter Portland, OR , US
49581 2.3 years ago ARTURO ALVAREZ doral, FL , US
49580 2.3 years ago Anna Hourihan Redding, CA , US
49579 2.3 years ago Kelly caffrey parlin, NJ , US
49578 2.3 years ago Normand Dufresne Pahoa, HI , US
49577 2.3 years ago Eric Serxner Brooklyn, NY , US
49576 2.3 years ago Kieron Haney Irrigon, OR , US
49575 2.3 years ago Anthony Clarke Petaluma, CA , US
49574 2.3 years ago Mildred Chazin Albany, CA , US
49573 2.3 years ago Martin Krupp Ocean View, DE , US
49572 2.3 years ago Lori Rose Dunbar, WV , US
49571 2.3 years ago Robert Burk Los Angeles, CA , US
49570 2.3 years ago Alice Mott Milwaukie, OR , US
49569 2.3 years ago Leo Barrera Corpus Christi , TX , US
49568 2.3 years ago Leila Zaharopoulos Canoga Park, CA , US 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. We urge suppor...
49567 2.3 years ago Rose Crayton Brooklyn, NY , US
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