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.



601-625 of 50141 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49541 2.3 years ago Jeffrey K. Klein Chicago, IL , US
49540 2.3 years ago Paul Servizio Albuquerque, NM , US
49539 2.3 years ago Robert Brown Fircrest, WA , US Not only do police forces need to junk military weapons, they need to understand community policing techniques. It is a requirement (or should be) that police befriend the neighbors in the ...
49538 2.3 years ago Janet Cooke Oak View, CA , US
49537 2.3 years ago Robbin Zoupas Denver, CO , US
49536 2.3 years ago Doris McDermott Santee, CA , US Police seem to think that we, the Americans, are the terrorists and want to use the same weapons that is used by the military. We are not the terrorists.
49535 2.3 years ago Mick Robinson Santa Maria, CA , US
49534 2.3 years ago Paul L Martinsen Salem, OR , US
49533 2.3 years ago Diana Edwards Silver City, NM , US
49532 2.3 years ago Robert Rey Boring, OR , US
49531 2.3 years ago Luke Norrell Ozark, MO , US
49530 2.3 years ago John Wiesner Castro Valley, CA , US
49529 2.3 years ago j l Russell Corpus Christi, TX , US
49528 2.3 years ago Randall Webb Portland, OR , US
49527 2.3 years ago Phyllis M. Keimach Santa Barbara, CA , US I have always believed that our police force will protect us, not kill us.
49526 2.3 years ago Trudy Maloney Eugene , OR , US
49525 2.3 years ago Jim Pence Gainesville, FL , US
49524 2.3 years ago L Parker Everett, WA , US
49523 2.3 years ago Jenifer Frost Cincinnati, OH , US
49522 2.3 years ago Rachel Cameron Tampa, FL , US
49521 2.3 years ago Margaret A East Haven, CT , US
49520 2.3 years ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA , US
49519 2.3 years ago Stephen Schoggen Little Silver, NJ , US Keep militarism out of policing, and police work out of the military.
49518 2.3 years ago Martin Secker Auburn, CA , US
49517 2.3 years ago Steve Schildwachter Winter Garden, FL , US
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