Local Police with War Weapons: End This Now!


According to the U.S. General Services Administration, one of the programs that allows the Pentagon to give billions of dollars worth of free weapons of war to local U.S. police "offers Americans peace of mind.”

Have images of a war zone in Ferguson, Missouri, boosted your peace of mind?
Resources:
U.S. General Services Administration: 1122 Program
Missouri Department of Public Safety: DOD 1033
War Resisters League: Facing Tear Gas
Defending Dissent: The Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization
> Text of Rep. Johnson's Bill
> Rep. Johnson's Dear Colleague Letter

Tell the Pentagon, Congress, and the President: No More Weapons of War for Local Police:

It’s time to halt the flow of war weaponry into our neighborhoods as well as into volatile areas abroad. As a first step we urge support for Congressman Hank Johnson's Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, which would prohibit the transfer to police of high caliber automatic weapons, armored vehicles, armed drones, aircraft, stun grenades, and silencers.



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50041 2.3 years ago Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT Beaverton, OR , US
50040 2.3 years ago Kevin Harvey-Marose Lewiston, ID , US
50039 2.3 years ago Angela Rodriguez Deltona, FL , US
50038 2.3 years ago Katherin Balles Bremerton, WA , US
50037 2.3 years ago Joyce Fisher Columbia, IL , US
50036 2.3 years ago Deborah Lee Chicago, IL , US
50035 2.3 years ago angela heather San Francisco, CA , US
50034 2.3 years ago Stewart Robinson Cleveland Hts, OH , US
50033 2.3 years ago Sally Sheck Renton, WA , US
50032 2.3 years ago Clarence Hagmeier Petrolia, CA , US
50031 2.3 years ago Helen Bushnell Lakewood, CO , US
50030 2.3 years ago Dr.Thomas Martino Canandaigua, NY , US
50029 2.3 years ago Donald Hedrick San luis Obispo, CA , US
50028 2.3 years ago joseph ciccoretti brockton, MA , US
50027 2.3 years ago Mona Twocats-Romero Bakersfield, CA , US
50026 2.3 years ago Anonymous Bellerose, NY , US
50025 2.3 years ago Barbara Ellis Cambria Heights, NY , US
50024 2.3 years ago Jagannath Devulapally Hinsdale, IL , US
50023 2.3 years ago Rhonda Syphax Tacoma, WA , US
50022 2.3 years ago Marguerite Polidori Bingham farms, MI , US I was horrified to see tanks and war weapons pointed at peaceful protesters this past year. I hope it's a very, very long time before we have to defend ourselves with such things because of invasio...
50021 2.3 years ago Anonymous Portland , OR , US Police having military class weaponry is a voilation of posse comitatus. The police are out of control and have way too much power. The blue wall of silence must come down at once. Revive interna...
50020 2.3 years ago Angela Maeda Kirkland, WA , US
50019 2.3 years ago Jake Burke Northampton , MA , US
50018 2.3 years ago Gus Gonzalez Chicago, IL , US
50017 2.3 years ago Anonymous STATE COLLEGE, PA , US
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