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.


201-225 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12618 2.1 years ago Patricia Davison Sulphur, LA
12617 2.1 years ago Daniel Shapiro Pittsburgh, PA
12616 2.1 years ago Tim Ball DeKalb, IL
12615 2.1 years ago Jim Turner Merritt Island, FL American citizens are not the enemy. Military munitions do not enhance the safety of law enforcement officers. Instead they imperil the public.
12614 2.1 years ago Barbara Wiltz Hovland, MN Police should be a part of the community they serve not terrorize it with military equipment, weapons and uniforms. This is a recipe for disaster.
12613 2.1 years ago Alexandria Earley Middletown, OH
12612 2.1 years ago Alexandria Earley Middletown, OH
12611 2.1 years ago herbert williams cleveland , OH
12610 2.1 years ago Leah Olson San Francisco, CA
12609 2.1 years ago Sarah Khatib Saint Petersburg , FL
12608 2.1 years ago stephen comer sand lake, NY
12607 2.1 years ago Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
12606 2.1 years ago Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
12605 2.1 years ago Susan Weller Acworth, GA
12604 2.1 years ago Nicole Fountain Fremont, CA
12603 2.1 years ago Alek Hyra West Springfield, VA
12602 2.1 years ago Stefanie Watkins Santa Cruz, NM
12601 2.1 years ago James T Marsh Navarre, FL
12600 2.1 years ago Kris Roth Takoma Park, MD The police should serve and protect us - and militarization is not necessary for that.
12599 2.1 years ago Alice Berliner Norwich, VT
12598 2.1 years ago Nicole Davis Bayonne, NJ
12597 2.1 years ago David Ibbotson Portland, OR
12596 2.1 years ago Vidal Halperin Van Nuys, CA
12595 2.1 years ago Carol Voeller Salem, OR
12594 2.1 years ago Janet Cuenca St. Louis, MO It is outrageous that police have military-grade weapons to use against US civilians!
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