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 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn Park, MN
12717 1 year ago Jaitee Pitts Cedar City, UT
12716 1 year ago Lora Schwartzberg South Salem , NY
12715 1 year ago Linda Taylor Aptos, CA
12714 1 year ago Anonymous Spring Hill, FL
12713 1 year 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 1 year ago Anonymous Elk Grove, CA
12711 1 year ago Alyssa Rogo Bessemer, MI We are demanding justice and peace!
12710 1 year ago Rebecca Slisher Groveport, OH
12709 1 year ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA
12708 1 year ago debra poscharscky portland, OR
12707 1 year ago Daniel Alva Albuquerque, NM
12706 1 year ago Tammy Sanders Marshall, VA This must stop. Our officers should not be militarized against our citizens.
12705 1 year ago Lauren Mitchell Sewickley , PA
12704 1 year ago Dale Le Fevre Crivitz, WI Why are police using military weapons on peaceful, unarmed people?
12703 1 year ago Tierra Rucker Flowery Branch, GA
12702 1 year ago Randy Childers Merriam, KS
12701 1 year ago Susan Wills Pensacola, FL
12700 1 year ago Carol And Barry Meehan Wappingers Falls, NY
12699 1 year ago Anonymous Pleasanton, CA
12698 1 year ago Anonymous MO
12697 1 year ago Karen Guilliams Port Saint Lucie, FL
12696 1 year ago JR Davis Boulder, CO
12695 1 year 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 1 year ago Sheila Dean Kirkland, WA
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