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 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12790 11 months ago Stephanie Del Pino Homestead, FL
12789 12 months ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12788 12 months ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12787 12 months ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA
12786 12 months ago Helga S. Victorville, CA
12785 12 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12784 12 months ago Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD
12783 12 months ago Iwona Torosdag Egg Harbor Township, NJ
12782 12 months ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12781 12 months ago Susan Sheinfeld Bridgewater, MA
12780 12 months ago Zahir Aziz Fremont, CA
12779 12 months ago Andrea Pennisi NYC, NY
12778 12 months ago Andrea Pennisi NYC, NY
12777 12 months ago Erica Munn Los Angeles, CA
12776 12 months 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 12 months ago Kathi Ridgway Canal Winchester, OH
12774 12 months ago Carolyn Brown Houston, TX
12773 12 months ago nickel wyse pougny, ot
12772 12 months ago Stephen Greene Medford, OR
12771 12 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
12770 12 months ago Rebecca Wassell Boston, MA
12769 12 months ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA To protect and serve, what a perversion !
12768 12 months ago carol uschyk Calistoga, CA
12767 1 year ago Anonymous Ashland, OR
12766 1 year ago Malisa DeOchoa Pasco, WA
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