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 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12815 5 months ago John Kosiorek Springfield, MA
12814 6 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12813 6 months ago Annette Ahlander Albuquerque, NM We already know that you're trying to turn us into a police state. The memory of Kent State still rings loudly in our ears . . . That was but the tip of the ice berg.
12812 7 months 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.
12811 7 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12810 7 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12809 8 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
12808 9 months ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12807 10 months ago Leighton Bradford Southaven, MS Police do not need this equipment!
12806 10 months ago t m lei, NC
12805 11 months ago wes howard Hutchins, TX
12804 11 months ago Golden Rule Los Angeles, CA
12803 11 months ago Anonymous Clark, NJ
12802 11 months ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12801 11 months ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12800 12 months ago Jacqui Lipschitz Rochester, NY
12799 12 months ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA
12798 12 months ago Teresa cruz PATERSON, NJ
12797 12 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
12796 12 months ago Ashley Ghoorbin Beverly Hills, CA
12795 1 year ago elizabeth ketz-robinson alexandria, VA
12794 1 year ago Melissa Bohn Chandler, AZ
12793 1 year ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12792 1 year ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR
12791 1 year ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
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