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.


26-50 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12793 1 year ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
12792 1 year ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR
12791 1 year ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
12790 1 year ago Stephanie Del Pino Homestead, FL
12789 1 year ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12788 1 year ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
12787 1 year ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA
12786 1 year ago Helga S. Victorville, CA
12785 1 year ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
12784 1 year ago Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD
12783 1 year ago Iwona Torosdag Egg Harbor Township, NJ
12782 1 year ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
12781 1 year ago Susan Sheinfeld Bridgewater, MA
12780 1 year ago Zahir Aziz Fremont, CA
12779 1 year ago Andrea Pennisi New York, NY
12778 1 year ago Andrea Pennisi New York, NY
12777 1 year ago Erica Munn Los Angeles, CA
12776 1 year ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA - far better to work on negotiation and using our brains to deal with many problems. Leave the military ways and ammunition to the militatry!
12775 1 year ago Kathi Ridgway Canal Winchester, OH
12774 1 year ago Carolyn Brown Houston, TX
12773 1 year ago nickel wise pougny, ot
12772 1 year ago Stephen Greene Medford, OR
12771 1 year ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
12770 1 year ago Rebecca Wassell Boston, MA
12769 1 year ago Matthew Margulies Santa Barbara, CA To protect and serve, what a perversion !
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