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 2.1 years ago Sheila Dean Kirkland, WA
12692 2.1 years ago Tatyana Figueroa Norwalk, CT
12691 2.1 years ago Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT Beaverton, OR
12690 2.1 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12689 2.1 years ago Wesley Niemer Basalt, CO
12688 2.1 years ago Kathleen Jennings Goodrich, MI
12687 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Anonymous Newton Falls, OH
12685 2.1 years ago Cynthia Ruiz Arlington, VA
12684 2.1 years ago Carter McLaughlin San Jose, CA
12683 2.1 years ago Anonymous Honolulu, HI
12682 2.1 years ago Danette paris Pittsburgh, PA
12681 2.1 years ago Sue Roberts Tucson, AZ
12680 2.1 years ago Kate Sherwood Long Beach, NY
12679 2.1 years ago Don Christopher Minneapolis, MN
12678 2.1 years ago Anonymous Wilmington, MA
12677 2.1 years ago Regina Minniss Baltimore, MD
12676 2.1 years ago Matt Weaver Genoa, OH
12675 2.1 years ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
12674 2.1 years ago Anonymous Irving, TX
12673 2.1 years ago Brad Higgs Westmoreland, KS
12672 2.1 years ago Nancy Chismar Edison, NJ
12671 2.1 years ago Nancy Chismar Edison, NJ
12670 2.1 years ago Anonymous Los Osos, CA
12669 2.1 years ago Jana Menard South Lake Tahoe, CA
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