Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes local U.S. police departments to get military equipment

The use of war weapons and tactics in local police departments fuels the widespread mentality that police in black and brown communities are at war against the people they are meant to serve.

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Click below to sign and add a comment to this petition to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

The reactions of law enforcement officers to the Black Lives Matter protests have proven that local police departments are both irresponsible and discriminatory when utilizing military weapons. I sign this petition urging that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter suspend the 1033 Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes the transfer of military equipment to local U.S. police departments.

1-25 of 12822 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12822 2.6 years ago Darren Mitton Danielsville, GA
12821 2.6 years ago Michael Shaw Yucca Valley, CA
12820 3.4 years ago Susannah McCandless Vergennes, VT
12819 3.6 years ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
12818 4.3 years ago Loretta Marmor Los Angeles, CA I am concerned that 1033 Weapons Transfer Program is providing tanks and weaponry used in war zones, to the men and women community police officers who our taxes pay to keep our streets safe by miti...
12817 4.3 years ago Dorothy Ravine Hemet ,Ca., CA
12816 4.6 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
12815 5.2 years ago John Kosiorek Springfield, MA
12814 5.3 years ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12813 5.4 years ago Chad Michaud Oakland, CA Stop arming the police state. These are killing tools that will be used to wage an unjust war on drugs against Americans.
12812 5.4 years ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12811 5.4 years ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12810 5.5 years ago Anonymous New York, NY
12809 5.5 years ago Vel Santic Mostar, BA+01
12808 5.6 years ago Leighton Bradford Southaven, MS Police do not need this equipment!
12807 5.7 years ago t m lei, NC
12806 5.7 years ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX
12805 5.7 years ago Golden Rule Los Angeles, CA
12804 5.7 years ago Anonymous Clark, NJ
12803 5.7 years ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12802 5.7 years ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12801 5.8 years ago Jacqui Lipschitz Rochester, NY
12800 5.8 years ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA
12799 5.8 years ago Teresa CRUZ Paterson , NJ
12798 5.8 years ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
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