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.



751-775 of 50141 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49391 2.3 years ago Dorit Hanover CULVER CITY, CA , US
49390 2.3 years ago Jennifer Pavao Sunrise, FL , US
49389 2.3 years ago Virginia Cole Somerswoth, NH , US
49388 2.3 years ago Charles Klemm Macon, GA , US
49387 2.3 years ago Matthew Harper Dallas, TX , US
49386 2.3 years ago Gera;d Lorenz Salem, OR , US POLICE ARE TO HELP AND SECURE PEOPLE FROM VIOLENCE NOT BE A MILITARY FORCE. sTOP SELLING ARMS TO THE POLICE.
49385 2.3 years ago Trisha Connolly Evanston, IL , US
49384 2.3 years ago David Quinn West Lafayette, IN , US
49383 2.3 years ago E Mathews Ewing, NJ , US War tools in our towns equals war on our towns.
49382 2.3 years ago marianne kenady Seattle, WA , US
49381 2.3 years ago Matthew Jerauld Whitney Point, NY , US
49380 2.3 years ago Gloria Carlton Hailey, ID , US Until the police learn how to properly use military weapons and equipment, they don't need to be playing with it.
49379 2.3 years ago Rob-benw McGovert Santa Rosa , CA , US
49378 2.3 years ago Christopher Parker Camdenton, MO , US
49377 2.3 years ago Ron Pallack Houston, PA , US
49376 2.3 years ago M Port Boynton Beach, FL , US It is a damn shame that common sense is not common...
49375 2.3 years ago Jacqueline Valle Nicholasville, KY , US
49374 2.3 years ago Josephine Spannaus Paskenta, CA , US
49373 2.3 years ago carol carlson roseau, MN , US
49372 2.3 years ago sharon byers downey, CA , US
49371 2.3 years ago Jerome Roth Tempe, AZ , US
49370 2.3 years ago Judith Isaacson Finlayson, MN , US Our actions obviously speak louder than our words.
49369 2.3 years ago Eliseo Santos Wurtsboro, NY , US
49368 2.3 years ago Elizabeth Bush Minneapolis, MN , US
49367 2.3 years ago William Mitchell Oakland , CA , US
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