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.

151-175 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12668 2.1 years ago Gordon Gerbitz Santa Barbara, CA
12667 2.1 years ago Anonymous Medrord, MA
12666 2.1 years ago John Feldmann Cutchogue, NY
12665 2.1 years ago Frank Mullin Santa Monica, CA
12664 2.1 years ago Anonymous rio rancho, NM
12663 2.1 years ago Matt Weaver Genoa, OH
12662 2.1 years ago Lara DeLuz Sacramento, CA
12661 2.1 years ago Anonymous New Berlin, WI Sounds like the majority of police departments in the country need a refresher course in being a policeman. Policing never used to be like it is today. They got to know the residents, actually talke...
12660 2.1 years ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO
12659 2.1 years ago Tom Gurule dallas, TX
12658 2.1 years ago Anonymous Lompoc, CA
12657 2.1 years ago Alicia Scott Philadelphia , PA
12656 2.1 years ago Edwin Phillips Chicago , IL
12655 2.1 years ago Alicia Winterle Pasadena, TX
12654 2.1 years ago Emily Moran Merced, CA
12653 2.1 years ago jessie dameron indianola, WA
12652 2.1 years ago Anonymous EL RENO, OK
12651 2.1 years ago Joan Shimer Putney, VT
12650 2.1 years ago Lennie Leonard Accokeek, MD
12649 2.1 years ago Barbara Silverstein Mansfield, PA
12648 2.1 years ago Toba Daoudi San Jose , CA
12647 2.1 years ago Shawn Owen Tulsa, OK
12646 2.1 years ago Elizabeth Williams Easton,, MD
12645 2.1 years ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY
12644 2.1 years ago Dana Mayhew Bothell, WA
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