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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49491 2.3 years ago Virginia Jastromb Northampton, MA , US
49490 2.3 years ago Bill Kingston New Castle, NH , US
49489 2.3 years ago Edward H Plainfield, VT , US
49488 2.3 years ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY , US
49487 2.3 years ago Robert Horan vermilion, OH , US
49486 2.3 years ago Mary Davis Momroe, MI , US
49485 2.3 years ago Tia Ja San Jose, CA , US
49484 2.3 years ago robert Knox quincy, MA , US
49483 2.3 years ago Jennie Sabato Somers Point, NJ , US
49482 2.3 years ago Mira Karell Gaithersburg, MD , US It's absurd to police US communities with machine guns and armored Humvees. Totally absurd.
49481 2.3 years ago Trevor Slone Fountain valley, CA , US
49480 2.3 years ago Bruce Sesnovich Watertown , MA , US
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49469 2.3 years ago Theo Giesy Gloucester Courthouse, VA , US
49468 2.3 years ago Mary Morris San Anselmo, CA , US
49467 2.3 years ago rodger pearce little rock, AR , US
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