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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49566 2.3 years ago Cigy Cyriac Draper, UT , US
49565 2.3 years ago sue copeland Framingham, MA , US
49564 2.3 years ago Margie Gilbert Corinna, ME , US
49563 2.3 years ago Keith Williams Hampton, GA , US
49562 2.3 years ago Ellen Henegar Columbus, OH , US
49561 2.3 years ago Ronald Maxson L.A., CA , US This is a trend that needs to be brought to an end.
49560 2.3 years ago Carolyn Page McComb, MS , US Shame on the USA for being the greatest worldwide purveyor of violence.
49559 2.3 years ago Steve Wendt Chico, CA , US
49558 2.3 years ago Susen Shapiro Egg Harbor City, NJ , US
49557 2.3 years ago gary Gibbs SC, CA , US
49556 2.3 years ago Sandra Atkins Wild Rose, WI , US
49555 2.3 years ago Johanna Elias Brooklyn, NY , US
49554 2.3 years ago Donna Lazarus Brooklyn, NY , US
49553 2.3 years ago Evelyn Mickevicius Berkeley, CA , US
49552 2.3 years ago Curtis winegar Harpster, ID , US Our police officers are NOT military and serve the people. The police DO NOT NEED NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE WEAPONS OF WAR! STOP THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE NOW!
49551 2.3 years ago S B Ladson, SC , US
49550 2.3 years ago Anonymous Maryville, TN , US
49549 2.3 years ago Anonymous L A, CA , US
49548 2.3 years ago bob Nace p[easant hill, CA , US
49547 2.3 years ago LSteven Day Leggett, CA , US
49546 2.3 years ago cynthia smith charleston, SC , US
49545 2.3 years ago J. Fred Thornton Middleboro, MA , US
49544 2.3 years ago Gary Boyers Hamtramck, MI , US
49543 2.3 years ago Steven Wilson Henderson NV, NV , US
49542 2.3 years ago Andrew Arrabaca Poughkeepsie, NY , US
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