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.



876-900 of 50141 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49266 2.3 years ago Marge Bullock Kalamazoo, MI , US
49265 2.3 years ago Karl Peterson Fort Edward, NY , US
49264 2.3 years ago Maeiw Welch Scottsdale, AZ , US The "war zone" in Ferguson did NOT boost my peace of mind!!!
49263 2.3 years ago Lori Shemanski Forty Fort, PA , US
49262 2.3 years ago margaret murphy milw., WI , US
49261 2.3 years ago Mikhaela Maricich Brooklyn, NY , US
49260 2.3 years ago ELDON GROSSMAN CHICAGO, IL , US
49259 2.3 years ago Earlene Hunter Sequim, WA , US
49258 2.3 years ago Kwakou Shakur Durham, NC , US Do the right thing
49257 2.3 years ago Janice Shuey Boulder, CO , US
49256 2.3 years ago Nancy Harvey Florence, OR , US I feel unsafe in this developing military state. We are declining to 3rd world thinking and behavior.
This must be stopped.
49255 2.3 years ago JOHN ROSE SEATTLE, WA , US
49254 2.3 years ago Mike Vanlandingham Shawnee, KS , US
49253 2.3 years ago Kenney C Kennedy Shreveport, LA , US Police officers should not be para-military in action or appearance; Our military branches must not be used for domestic police actions: Posse Comitatis
49252 2.3 years ago Robert Wells Roswell, NM , US
49251 2.3 years ago Hatem Shehadi Hickory Hills, IL , US
49250 2.3 years ago Fred wright Brooklyn, NY , US
49249 2.3 years ago Judith Bello Webster, NY , US Military weapons encourage military tactics and a military mindset. It is offensive to encourage the police to treat the people of our nation like enemies. It is morally and functionally wrong to ...
49248 2.3 years ago Adrienne McCurn Castro Valley, CA , US
49247 2.3 years ago Deborah Cate Philadelphia, PA , US
49246 2.3 years ago Thomas Girvin Dayton, OH , US
49245 2.3 years ago Marilyn Cohen upper montclair, NJ , US
49244 2.3 years ago Gerald Bertholl Melville, LA , US
49243 2.3 years ago Tim Dittfield Frankfort, NY , US
49242 2.3 years ago Michelle Bright Astoria, OR , US
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