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.

126-150 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12693 1 year ago Sheila Dean Kirkland, WA
12692 1 year ago Tatyana Figueroa Norwalk, CT
12691 1 year ago Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT Beaverton, OR
12690 1 year ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12689 1 year ago Wesley Niemer Basalt, CO
12688 1 year ago Kathleen Jennings Goodrich, MI
12687 1 year ago Bo Svensson Santa Rosa, CA Stop the militarization of our society ! The world needs democracy more than ever. Stop feeding the military/industrial/security complex. It'll be very bad for your children/grandchildren !
12686 1 year ago Anonymous Newton Falls, OH
12685 1 year ago Cynthia Ruiz Arlington, VA
12684 1 year ago Carter McLaughlin San Jose, CA
12683 1 year ago Anonymous Honolulu, HI
12682 1 year ago Danette paris Pittsburgh, PA
12681 1 year ago Sue Roberts Tucson, AZ
12680 1 year ago Kate Sherwood Long Beach, NY
12679 1 year ago Don Christopher Minneapolis, MN
12678 1 year ago Anonymous Wilmington, MA
12677 1 year ago Regina Minniss Baltimore, MD
12676 1 year ago Matt Weaver Genoa, OH
12675 1 year ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
12674 1 year ago Anonymous Irivng, TX
12673 1 year ago Brad Higgs Westmoreland, KS
12672 1 year ago Nancy Chismar Edison, NJ
12671 1 year ago Nancy Chismar Edison, NJ
12670 1 year ago Anonymous Los Osos, CA
12669 1 year ago Jana Menard South Lake Tahoe, CA
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