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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49191 2.3 years ago Sandra rimkeit Santa Rosa, CA , US The Pentagon giving free weapons the the police departments DOES NOT give me peace of mind. I am against the militarization of police departments. In fact, we need to pull back on how many weapons a...
49190 2.3 years ago Sergio Luengo Redmond, WA , US
49189 2.3 years ago Carol Geissler Commack, FL , US
49188 2.3 years ago Michael Bonner Colorado Springs, CO , US
49187 2.3 years ago Kate Lunn Arroyo Grande, CA , US
49186 2.3 years ago Gary Jeffers Liberty Township, OH , US Why are the police being provided weaponry that is used to fight the enemies of our country? Is this a not so subtle message that the police and, via their their participation in providing said weap...
49185 2.3 years ago Mikail Barron Felton, CA , US
49184 2.3 years ago Anonymous Oakland, CA , US
49183 2.3 years ago DONALD MIZE Gig Harbor, WA , US
49182 2.3 years ago Ishtiak Murtaza Tarin North Hills, CA , US
49181 2.3 years ago Farrah Shields Sacramento, CA , US
49180 2.3 years ago Kristen Bossert Milton , DE , US
49179 2.3 years ago Beth Bennion McKinleyville, CA , US
49178 2.3 years ago Jarrod Simmons Plaquemine, LA , US
49177 2.3 years ago Judith Davis Poplar Bluff, MO , US
49176 2.3 years ago carla gilbert Berea, KY , US
49175 2.3 years ago Nate Sewell Rohnert Park, CA , US
49174 2.3 years ago russ zielger downers grove, IL , US
49173 2.3 years ago Loretta Kerns Cortland, OH , US
49172 2.3 years ago Jim Ritscher Duvall, WA , US
49171 2.3 years ago Suzanne Wood Three Rivers, MI , US We need to stop militarizing our police force, 90% of which is racist. There's no need for military equipment to enforce America's laws. We;'re not at war. Over this past summer I've seen so many...
49170 2.3 years ago Dan Holibaugh Alliance, OH , US
49169 2.3 years ago Diane Rasmussen Sioux falls, SD , US
49168 2.3 years ago Glenda Goldwater Portland, OR , US
49167 2.3 years ago Paul Blackburn Elizabethtown, KY , US
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