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 ...
49341 2.3 years ago Carolyn Dennison Garden Grove, CA , US This militarizing of our police forces is leading to an eventual police state. It must stop!
49340 2.3 years ago Gilbert Saucedo South Pasadena, CA , US
49339 2.3 years ago Constance Benson New York, NY , US
49338 2.3 years ago Kay Brainerd Belleville , MI , US
49337 2.3 years ago Sierra Ansley Hillsboro, OR , US
49336 2.3 years ago David Mayer Olympia, WA , US I don't feel it's appropriate to arm our police forces as if they are at war with our own citizens. We are just asking for fairness in how we're treated. If you act like we're at war, the reaction...
49335 2.3 years ago Lee Bhattacharji Arkville, NY , US So many have died...
49334 2.3 years ago Dan W Rochester, NY , US
49333 2.3 years ago Stephen Nemecek Chattanooga, TN , US
49332 2.3 years ago Jane Chamberlain Austin, TX , US I knew when I first started to see police looking like soldiers that trouble was brewing. We started to hear about SWAT teams breaking into the wrong house, shooting instead of thinking. And now we'...
49331 2.3 years ago Scott Birtcil Denver, CO , US
49330 2.3 years ago Anonymous Lafayette, LA , US How can England survive when their police only have night sticks! I'm sick and tired of reading and hearing on TV about police killing unarmed, mostly blacks, men, women and boys.
49329 2.3 years ago john cevasco Northfield, MA , US
49328 2.3 years ago Pamela Harms Dumfries, VA , US
49327 2.3 years ago Robert Cattle Belleville, NJ , US
49326 2.3 years ago Wiilliam Forbes Nacogdoches, TX , US
49325 2.3 years ago bob clark rossville, GA , US That's what the National Guard is for.
49324 2.3 years ago Laura Liben NYC, NY , US
49323 2.3 years ago Cindy Lance Honolulu, HI , US
49322 2.3 years ago Elizabeth Panus Buffalo, NY , US
49321 2.3 years ago Judi Poulson Fairmont, MN , US
49320 2.3 years ago Suzanne Lucas Carlsbad, CA , US
49319 2.3 years ago Sue Halligan Woodbury, MN , US
49318 2.3 years ago Wanda Graff Canby, OR , US
49317 2.3 years ago Andre Tarverdians San Diego, CA , US
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