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 3 months ago John Kosiorek Springfield, MA
12814 4 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12813 4 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 5 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 5 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12810 5 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
12809 6 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
12808 7 months ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12807 8 months ago Leighton Bradford Southaven, MS Police do not need this equipment!
12806 8 months ago t m lei, NC
12805 9 months ago wes howard Hutchins, TX
12804 9 months ago Golden Rule Los Angeles, CA
12803 9 months ago Anonymous Clark, NJ
12802 9 months ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12801 9 months ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12800 9 months ago Jacqui Lipschitz Rochester, NY
12799 9 months ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA
12798 10 months ago Teresa cruz PATERSON, NJ
12797 10 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
12796 10 months ago Ashley Ghoorbin Beverly Hills, CA
12795 10 months ago elizabeth ketz-robinson alexandria, VA
12794 10 months ago Melissa Bohn Chandler, AZ
12793 11 months ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12792 11 months ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR
12791 11 months ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
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