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 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12818 1 month ago Loretta Marmor Los Angeles, CA I am concerned that 1033 Weapons Transfer Program is providing tanks and weaponry used in war zones, to the men and women community police officers who our taxes pay to keep our streets safe by miti...
12817 2 months ago DOROTHY RAVINE Hemet, CA
12816 6 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
12815 1 year ago John Kosiorek Springfield, MA
12814 1 year ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12813 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Tamar Dick Catasauqua, PA
12810 1 year ago Tamar Dick Catasauqua, PA
12809 1 year ago Anonymous New York, NY
12808 1 year ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12807 1 year ago Leighton Bradford Southaven, MS Police do not need this equipment!
12806 1 year ago t m lei, NC
12805 1 year ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX
12804 1 year ago Golden Rule Los Angeles, CA
12803 1 year ago Anonymous Clark, NJ
12802 1 year ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12801 1 year ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR AND no firehoseing innocent protestors
12800 1 year ago Jacqui Lipschitz Rochester, NY
12799 1 year ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA
12798 1 year ago Teresa cruz PATERSON, NJ
12797 1 year ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
12796 1 year ago Ashley Ghoorbin Beverly Hills, CA
12795 1 year ago elizabeth ketz-robinson alexandria, VA
12794 1 year ago Melissa Bohn Chandler, AZ
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