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.


226-250 of 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12590 1 year ago Kimberly Jenkins Rockville, MD
12589 1 year ago Kimberly Jenkins Rockville, MD
12588 1 year ago RICHARD McAllister . MISSION VIEJO, CA When I see the police all suited up like they are in a war zone .And swat teams serving warrants for minor crimes using flash bangs that can kill and maim acting like NAZI STORM TROPPERS !!! They ma...
12587 1 year ago Charles Philips Philadelphia , PA
12586 1 year ago Shaunta Dawson Branchville , VA
12585 1 year ago Deborah Warner ID
12584 1 year ago Meagan Shead Buena Park, CA
12583 1 year ago Jay Falconer Long Beach, CA
12582 1 year ago Steve Carr Lake City, FL
12581 1 year ago Lane Rolland Billings, MO
12580 1 year ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
12579 1 year ago Frank Rouse Colton, OR
12578 1 year ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
12577 1 year ago Jean Standish New York, NY The utilization of military equipment and tactics in local police departments fuels the widespread mentality that law enforcement officers, meant to protect and serve, are mere combatants in black a...
12576 1 year ago Lisa Edwards Brooklyn, NY
12575 1 year ago Sarah Moore Loveland, CO
12574 1 year ago Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA
12573 1 year ago Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA
12572 1 year ago Hank Bromley Savannah, GA
12571 1 year ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY
12570 1 year ago Michael Broderick Johnson City, TN
12569 1 year ago Heather Hanly Oakland, CA You are supposed to protect and serve us, not attack us like you are at war against us!
12568 1 year ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
12567 1 year ago Jamie Lawrence Birmingham, AL
12566 1 year ago Cassie Paoli Glenside, PA
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