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.


51-75 of 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12765 1 year ago Malisa DeOchoa Pasco, WA
12764 1 year ago Geoffrey Igou Salem, WI
12763 1 year ago Nancy Crom Colonie, NY Citizens, especially unarmed people, do NOT need a militarized police force! This puts us into a police state, and is completely unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12762 1 year ago Anonymous Menominee, MI
12761 1 year ago Vanessa Jamison Marysville, WA
12760 1 year ago Sydney Alonso Norwich, VT
12759 1 year ago Sydney Alonso Norwich, VT
12758 1 year ago Jacqueline Springwater Norwich, VT
12757 1 year ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
12756 1 year ago Elizabeth Conn Madison , WI
12755 1 year ago Barbara Zilles Iowa City, IA This is America -- not Stalinist (or even Putinist) Russia!
12754 1 year ago Joan Cecere Spring Lake, NJ
12753 1 year ago Emma Walker-Thomas Glenmont , NY
12752 1 year ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA clearly, military weaponization of city police has and is a step in the wrong direction !
12751 1 year ago Tom Camarella Culver City, CA
12750 1 year ago Anne del Prado Freeport, TX Police do better in communities, where they come with open hands, in friendship than in communities where they go armed to the teeth.
Learn to be servers of the community, not attackers and ene...
12749 1 year ago Anne del Prado Freeport, TX Police do better in communities, where they come with open hands, in friendship than in communities where they go armed to the teeth.
Learn to be servers of the community, not attackers and ene...
12748 1 year ago Anonymous Hanover Township, PA Very few local police departments, such as New York City and Los Angeles, have any real need for the weapons of war provided by the Pentagon. The continued availability of these weapons is turning A...
12747 1 year ago Aislyn Weinfeld Santa Cruz, CA
12746 1 year ago eva orlowski Woodstock, NY
12745 1 year ago Wilfredo R. Santiago Brooklyn , NY
12744 1 year ago Nathan Hawks Fall City, WA
12743 1 year ago E Wheeler Greenfield, MA
12742 1 year ago E Wheeler Greenfield, MA
12741 1 year ago Rev Lawrence Lucas New York, NY
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