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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49171 3.6 years ago Sylvia 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 3.6 years ago Dan Holibaugh Alliance, OH , US
49169 3.6 years ago Diane Rasmussen Sioux falls, SD , US
49168 3.6 years ago Glenda Goldwater Portland, OR , US
49167 3.6 years ago Paul Blackburn Elizabethtown, KY , US
49166 3.6 years ago Ann Mussey Corbett, OR , US
49165 3.6 years ago joe tocci fort wayne, IN , US
49164 3.6 years ago Elizabeth Smith Kansas city, MO , US
49163 3.6 years ago Dianne Brooks New Glarus, WI , US
49162 3.6 years ago Steven Gottschalk Wilton, CT , US Posse Comitatus was enacted to prevent the military from acting as police within our borders, so now we militarized the police instead? smh!!
49161 3.6 years ago Anonymous Columbia, MO , US
49160 3.6 years ago A Patterson Dallas , TX , US
49159 3.6 years ago William Fife Indianpolis, IN , US
49158 3.6 years ago Carey Corr Newport Beach, CA , US
49157 3.6 years ago Edythe Herson Glen Gardner, NJ , US
49156 3.6 years ago Edythe Herson Glen Gardner, NJ , US
49155 3.6 years ago Angela Smith Seattle, WA , US
49154 3.6 years ago Howard Lipkin Rancho Cucamonga, CA , US
49153 3.6 years ago Lawrence Merlino Saugerties, NY , US
49152 3.6 years ago Patricia Gilley SHREVEPORT, LA , US
49151 3.6 years ago Cassie MacAlpine Hawthorn, ot , AU
49150 3.6 years ago Jacqueline Ann Clipsham Califon, NJ , US
49149 3.6 years ago Russell Byrd Louisville, KY , US
49148 3.6 years ago Nanc du Plessis Brooklyn, NY , US
49147 3.6 years ago Stephanie Mory Clarks Summit , PA , US
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