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.


176-200 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
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
12640 1 year ago Timothy Ulrey Portland, OR
12639 1 year ago Leilani Dawson Jackson Hts, NY
12638 1 year ago Tanya Downs Plantation , FL
12637 1 year ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
12636 1 year ago Rebecca Wassell Boston, MA
12635 1 year ago Alicia A Round Rock, TX
12634 1 year ago mark novotny Countryside, IL
12633 1 year ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
12632 1 year ago Anne Padilla Palm Springs, CA
12631 1 year ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE
12630 1 year ago Rita Meuer Madison, WI Otherwise we die
12629 1 year ago Chelsea Mariotti San Francisco, CA
12628 1 year ago Anonymous rio rancho, NM
12627 1 year ago Adja Catalano Wilmington, NC
12626 1 year ago VINCENT DESHAZER WESTMINSTER, CO
12625 1 year ago Karen Wennlund ASHLAND, OR
12624 1 year ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
12623 1 year ago Michael Piotrowski Alpine, CA
12622 1 year ago Tim Manning CA
12621 1 year ago Anonymous Randallstown, MD
12620 1 year ago william herrod Toledo, OH
12619 1 year ago Pam Obeid Sarasota, FL
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