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 ...
49441 2.3 years ago Julia Goode Detroit, MI , US
49440 2.3 years ago Toni Crawford Cleveland, OH , US
49439 2.3 years ago Patricia M. Williams Lewes, DE , US Weaponry meant to fight in a war were never intended to be used against civilians.
49438 2.3 years ago Anonymous marlow, OK , US
49437 2.3 years ago Paul S Corpus Christi, TX , US
49436 2.3 years ago Amy Flores Pasadena, CA , US
49435 2.3 years ago Sharon Callahan Mt. Arlington, NJ , US
49434 2.3 years ago Stephanie Christoff White Plains, NY , US I am the victim of assault using an illegal weapon, more specifically a laser gun. These guns should not be in the hands of nonmilitary personnel. Even military personnel should not have access to ...
49433 2.3 years ago Kathy Rust Quincy, MA , US
49432 2.3 years ago Michael Solomon Madison, WI , US
49431 2.3 years ago Ruth Picon Albany, CA , US
49430 2.3 years ago James Giles Quilcene, WA , US
49429 2.3 years ago Carolina Amoruso Jackson Hts., NY , US
49428 2.3 years ago d gordon c city, CA , US
49427 2.3 years ago Beatrice Simmonds Bronx, NY , US
49426 2.3 years ago Holly Utz Cockeysville, MD , US
49425 2.3 years ago John Hope San Francisco, CA , US
49424 2.3 years ago Ann Rettic San Diego, CA , US
49423 2.3 years ago Aubrey Dobbs Montgomery, AL , US
49422 2.3 years ago Patty Mount Glen Ellen, CA , US More weapons and more violence are not answers,but signs of failure. Invest instead in Mental Health and non-sales of assault weapons. Require an annual renewal of all weapons permits, with a ment...
49421 2.3 years ago PATRICE ROARTY SANTA BARBARA, FL , US THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPASSION AND BRAVERY IN DOING THE RIGHT THING!!
49420 2.3 years ago Thomas V. Muller Arvadia, FL , US Also, stop police brutality.
49419 2.3 years ago Jim Bradley Iowa City, IA , US
49418 2.3 years ago Nancy DeJarlais Capitola, CA , US
49417 2.3 years ago Robert Fladger Port Orford, OR , US
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