- Action Alert
- Criminal Justice
Now is the Time to Demilitarize Policing!
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and countless other Black Americans have reinvigorated calls to urgently and meaningfully address racism and brutality in policing.
Lawmakers are currently considering a proposal to halt the transfer of the military equipment to local police departments.
The 1033 program has transferred billions of dollars of military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies. This militarization has transformed civilian law enforcement agencies into occupying forces especially in Black and Brown communities.
Urge your senators to support Sen. Brian Schatz’s (HI) 1033 reform amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to limit the transfer of military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies. This bill would likely get a vote and become law if passed and it would culminate years’ worth of efforts by FCNL and others to demilitarize the police.