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.


101-125 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12718 2.1 years ago Anonymous Brooklyn Park, MN
12717 2.1 years ago Jaitee Pitts Cedar City, UT
12716 2.1 years ago Lora Schwartzberg South Salem , NY
12715 2.1 years ago Linda Taylor Aptos, CA
12714 2.1 years ago Anonymous s h, FL
12713 2.1 years ago Patricia Frederick Ashburnham, MA The militarization of local police forces is a dangerous trend toward Fascist rule in this country. The role of police should be to serve and protect their communities, not to regard the citizens as...
12712 2.1 years ago Anonymous Elk Grove, CA
12711 2.1 years ago Alyssa Rogo Bessemer, MI We are demanding justice and peace!
12710 2.1 years ago Rebecca Slisher Groveport, OH
12709 2.1 years ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA
12708 2.1 years ago debra poscharscky portland, OR
12707 2.1 years ago Daniel Alva Albuquerque, NM
12706 2.1 years ago Tammy Sanders Marshall, VA This must stop. Our officers should not be militarized against our citizens.
12705 2.1 years ago Lauren Mitchell Srwickley, PA
12704 2.1 years ago Dale Le Fevre Crivitz, WI Why are police using military weapons on peaceful, unarmed people?
12703 2.1 years ago Tierra Rucker Flowery Branch, GA
12702 2.1 years ago Randy Childers Merriam, KS
12701 2.1 years ago Susan Wills Pensacola, FL
12700 2.1 years ago Carol And Barry Meehan Wappingers Falls, NY
12699 2.1 years ago Anonymous Pleasanton, CA
12698 2.1 years ago Anonymous MO
12697 2.1 years ago Karen Guilliams Port Saint Lucie, FL
12696 2.1 years ago JR Davis Boulder, CO
12695 2.1 years ago brendan nolan Lilyfield, NB could please supend the weapons transfer program that aut authorizes local u.s police departments to get military equipment and ban it forever
12694 2.1 years ago Sheila Dean Kirkland, WA
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