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.



851-875 of 50141 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49291 2.3 years ago Lorrie Norby Mill Valley, CA , US
49290 2.3 years ago Byron Jones Temple Hills, MD , US
49289 2.3 years ago Christine Harvey Bronx, NY , US
49288 2.3 years ago Anonymous San Anselmo, CA , US
49287 2.3 years ago Ryan Corrigan Whetsel Chicago, IL , US
49286 2.3 years ago John McDaniel II Buckeye, AZ , US We do not need a "militarized" police force....We need "caring/loving" police that will protect ALL citizens, and enforce only the one law of Love ALL.
49285 2.3 years ago David Clennon Santa Monica, CA , US Our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, AND our police in America are driven by fear. And too often, they also perceive situations of potential danger in racist terms. Both soldiers and cops kill inn...
49284 2.3 years ago Jim Wells Medford, OR , US That anyone could think that militarily-weaponizing the police is a good idea is simply an indication of the widespread presence and growth of mental illness
49283 2.3 years ago C H Van Horn , TX , US
49282 2.3 years ago Joan Nichols Woodbury, MN , US
49281 2.3 years ago Anonymous Corvallis, OR , US Don't let garbage put you on garbage.
49280 2.3 years ago Mary Townsend Muskegon, MI , US
49279 2.3 years ago barrington boothe newark, FL , US
49278 2.3 years ago carol banever los angeles, CA , US
49277 2.3 years ago Tyra Pellerin New Orleans, LA , US
49276 2.3 years ago Steve Gamblin Bloomington, IN , US
49275 2.3 years ago Sabrina d OAKLAND, CA , US
49274 2.3 years ago Stanley Poss Fresno, CA , US No more military hardware for cops.
49273 2.3 years ago Julie Dominian Latham, NY , US
49272 2.3 years ago John Templin Bluffton, OH , US
49271 2.3 years ago Sheryl Kaplan Pasadena, CA , US
49270 2.3 years ago Dana Dodd Immordino Port Charlotte , FL , US
49269 2.3 years ago Barbara Moffitt Lexington, NC , US
49268 2.3 years ago Laura Berben Cape Coral, FL , US
49267 2.3 years ago Nick Downey Gurdon, AR , US
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