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.


26-50 of 12819 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12794 2.4 years ago Melissa Bohn Chandler, AZ
12793 2.5 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12792 2.5 years ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR
12791 2.5 years ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
12790 2.5 years ago Stephanie Del Pino Homestead, FL
12789 2.5 years ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12788 2.5 years ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12787 2.5 years ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA
12786 2.5 years ago Helga S. Victorville, CA
12785 2.6 years ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12784 2.6 years ago Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD
12783 2.6 years ago Iwona Torosdag Egg Harbor Township, NJ
12782 2.6 years ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12781 2.6 years ago Susan Sheinfeld Quincy, MA
12780 2.6 years ago Zahir Aziz Fremont , CA
12779 2.6 years ago Andrea Pennisi New York, NY
12778 2.6 years ago Andrea Pennisi New York, NY
12777 2.6 years ago Erica Munn Los Angeles, CA
12776 2.6 years ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA - far better to work on negotiation and using our brains to deal with many problems. Leave the military ways and ammunition to the militatry!
12775 2.6 years ago Kathi Ridgway Canal Winchester, OH
12774 2.6 years ago Carolyn Brown Houston, TX
12773 2.6 years ago nickell wise pougny, ot
12772 2.6 years ago Stephen Greene Medford, OR
12771 2.6 years ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
12770 2.6 years ago Rebecca Wassell Boston, MA
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