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 ...
50066 2.3 years ago Ana Alvarez Clermont, FL , US
50065 2.3 years ago John Culloty Ben Lomond, CA , US
50064 2.3 years ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO , US
50063 2.3 years ago Beth Bishop Clive, IA , US Local police departments do not need weapons of war!
50062 2.3 years ago Anonymous Orlando, FL , US
50061 2.3 years ago Tom and Helen Sager Rolla, MO , US
50060 2.3 years ago T. Sue Epps Stanwood, WA , US
50059 2.3 years ago Janet Lenihan Berkeley, CA , US Military equipment have absolutely NO place used on our citizens......those are only for dictatorships. SHAME
50058 2.3 years ago Frank Barella Colchester, VT , US
50057 2.3 years ago Anonymous santa monica, CA , US
50056 2.3 years ago Andrzej Nosek Addison, IL , US
50055 2.3 years ago Sam Marton FALLBROOK, CA , US
50054 2.3 years ago JANE HUNZIKER VENICE, CA , US
50053 2.3 years ago Rich Fennema Chicago, IL , US
50052 2.3 years ago c sue johnston milford, OH , US they are given military weapons, and they become the military! unfortunately, we become the enemy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
50051 2.3 years ago Anonymous Dade City, FL , US
50050 2.3 years ago Meryle A. Korn Bellingham, WA , US
50049 2.3 years ago James C Faris Santa Fe, NM , US
50048 2.3 years ago Anonymous Boone, NC , US
50047 2.3 years ago Kimberly Kelley Portland, OR , US I'm the daughter of a police officer who never once fired his weapon at a human in his entire career. I'm sure he's currently rolling in his grave at the shameless actions of our US police forces. I...
50046 2.3 years ago Anonymous San Jose, CA , US
50045 2.3 years ago Rebecca B New York, NY , US
50044 2.3 years ago Heloisa Kinge Rockville, MD , US
50043 2.3 years ago Eileen Lamar Lacey, WA , US Have our government leaders gone mad? This current approach of law enforcement is out of line. Our government are supposed to represent the public's interests - they are the public's servants. What ...
50042 2.3 years ago Larry Boone queens, NY , US Police brutality is the problem, along with racism. Its clear leaders can't solve this problem while gearing up for more with the oppressed.
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