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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Number Date Name Location Please add your own comment ...
49941 2.3 years ago Cathie Donahue San Jose, CA , US Since the militarism of US police the US is seeming more and more like a police state, akin to1930;s and 1940's Germany.
49940 2.3 years ago Beth Goode Topanga, CA , US
49939 2.3 years ago Mary Mester Bridgeport, PA , US
49938 2.3 years ago Caroline Sampson Swedesboro, NJ , US I'd rather see the weapons of war destroyed than used against people in our neighborhoods. Are we at war against ourselves? Our goal all the way around the world should be to make peace ~ deescalate...
49937 2.3 years ago Barbara Tartaglia Columbia, CT , US
49936 2.3 years ago Jim Ratigan Berwyn, PA , US
49935 2.3 years ago Martin Jennings New York, NY , US
49934 2.3 years ago Hannah Davenport Jonesboro, AR , US
49933 2.3 years ago Andrew Duda HAiku, HI , US
49932 2.3 years ago Nelson Amador Joshua Tree, CA , US
49931 2.3 years ago Terrill Barrows Simi, CA , US
49930 2.3 years ago Anonymous White Bear Lake, MN , US
49929 2.3 years ago Rick Bowers Knoxville, TN , US
49928 2.3 years ago Barbara Jacoby Brook Park, OH , US
49927 2.3 years ago Olga Abella IL , US
49926 2.3 years ago Mary A Borchers Romney, WV , US
49925 2.3 years ago david taggart woodbridge, VA , US
49924 2.3 years ago Emily Moran Merced, CA , US
49923 2.3 years ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN , FK
49922 2.3 years ago Nancy Anvari Olympia, WA , US
49921 2.3 years ago Adam Dennington Ozone Park, NY , US
49920 2.3 years ago Helen Dickey El Cerrito, CA , US
49919 2.3 years ago Adrienne and Robert Dickinson Portland, OR , US We do not live in Nazi Germany. We do not live in an oppressive military state. . . yet. Let's stop this disgusting and terrible move to militarize the police! We have Constitutional Rights! We ...
49918 2.3 years ago Susan Blain Gardner, MA , US What are the people who allowed the weapons of war to be given to local police planning, that they think this is necessary?
49917 2.3 years ago Marilyn Wright Cambridge, NY , US
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