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 ...
49516 2.3 years ago Anonymous Spokane, WA , US I am so incensed over the great loss of life in our communities by the people who are supposed to protect. Lives lost through No Good Reason.
49515 2.3 years ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
49514 2.3 years ago Victoria Brill san francisco, CA , US
49513 2.3 years ago Ernestine B. Cole GA , US
49512 2.3 years ago Ruth Sheets Brookhaven, PA , US Whose brilliant idea was it to start giving military equipment to police. These folks have insufficient training to have this material in communities that are mostly peaceful with occasional outbur...
49511 2.3 years ago Linda L. Peth Deer Harbor, WA , US
49510 2.3 years ago Andrew Arellano Lyons, IL , US
49509 2.3 years ago Towan Jones Henrico, VA , US
49508 2.3 years ago Scott Coahran Los Banos, CA , US
49507 2.3 years ago Michael Mulligan Parsippany, NJ , US
49506 2.3 years ago Anthony Thompson Minneapolis, MN , US
49505 2.3 years ago Ellen Fox New York, NY , US
49504 2.3 years ago Sandy Mishodek RUNNING SPRINGS, CA , US
49503 2.3 years ago Kakuyon Solwazi Aurora, CO , US
49502 2.3 years ago Tom Cannon Haslett, MI , US
49501 2.3 years ago Gale Robinson El Cerrito, CA , US Way passed time!
49500 2.3 years ago John Obeda Chicago, IL , US
49499 2.3 years ago Samar Atallah Northville, MI , US
49498 2.3 years ago Robert Roberson Richview, IL , US
49497 2.3 years ago Tonny Algood Mobile, AL , US
49496 2.3 years ago Bonnie Mitchell Portland, OR , US
49495 2.3 years ago Rolf Wiegand Covington, KY , US
49494 2.3 years ago Janet Monell Durango, CO , US Giving leftover war weapons to local police is idiocy.
49493 2.3 years ago James Thackston Smyrna, GA , US
49492 2.3 years ago Wendy Allen Plover, WI , US
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