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 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12665 1 year ago Frank Mullin Santa Monica, CA
12664 1 year ago Anonymous Rio Rancho, NM
12663 1 year ago Matthew A. Weaver Genoa, OH
12662 1 year ago Lara DeLuz Orangevale, CA
12661 1 year 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 1 year ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO
12659 1 year ago Tom Gurule Dallas, TX
12658 1 year ago Anonymous Lompoc, CA
12657 1 year ago Alicia Scott Philadelphia , PA
12656 1 year ago Edwin Phillips Chicago , IL
12655 1 year ago Alicia Winterle Pasadena, TX
12654 1 year ago Emily Moran Merced, CA
12653 1 year ago jessie dameron indianola, WA
12652 1 year ago Anonymous OKC, OK
12651 1 year ago Joan Shimer Putney, VT
12650 1 year ago Lennie Leonard Accokeek, MD
12649 1 year ago Barbara Silverstein Mansfield, PA
12648 1 year ago Toba Daoudi San Jose , CA
12647 1 year ago Shawn Owen Tulsa, OK
12646 1 year ago Elizabeth Williams Easton, MD
12645 1 year ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY
12644 1 year ago Dana Mayhew Bothell, WA
12643 1 year ago Anne del Prado Freeport, TX Sounds like a schizophrenic country, treating its people like that. Take away the armaments and start talking.
12642 1 year ago Heather Smith Dunbar, WV
12641 1 year ago Timothy Ulrey Portland, OR
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