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 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12615 1 year ago James 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Alexandria Earley Middletown, OH
12612 1 year ago Alexandria Earley Middletown, OH
12611 1 year ago herbert williams cleveland , OH
12610 1 year ago Leah Olson San Francisco, CA
12609 1 year ago Sarah Khatib Saint Petersburg , FL
12608 1 year ago stephen comer sand lake, NY
12607 1 year ago Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
12606 1 year ago Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
12605 1 year ago Susan Weller Acworth, GA
12604 1 year ago Nicole Fountain Fremont, CA
12603 1 year ago Alek Hyra Springfield, VA
12602 1 year ago Stefanie Watkins Santa Fe, NM
12601 1 year ago James Marsh Navarre, FL
12600 1 year ago Kris Roth Takoma Park, MD The police should serve and protect us - and militarization is not necessary for that.
12599 1 year ago Alice Berliner Norwich, VT
12598 1 year ago Nicole Davis Bayonne, NJ
12597 1 year ago David Ibbotson Portland, OR
12596 1 year ago Vidal Halperin Van Nuys, CA
12595 1 year ago Carol Voeller Salem, OR
12594 1 year ago Janet Cuenca St. Louis, MO It is outrageous that police have military-grade weapons to use against US civilians!
12593 1 year ago Andrew Carroll Austin, TX
12592 1 year ago george hall Genoa, IL
12591 1 year ago Anonymous Eugene , OR
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