- Action Alert
- Criminal Justice
Tell Congress: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement
The Department of Defense 1033 program funnels military equipment from the Pentagon to local, federal, and tribal law enforcement.
Bringing weapons designed for war zones into local police forces in the United States, fuels the perception that local law enforcement is a military force occupying our communities.
With communities of color and poorer communities already experiencing higher incidents of excessive use of force, this militarization of the tools of law enforcement only makes matters worse.
The Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 1714) would place much-needed limits on transfers of deadly and militarized equipment to local police departments to ensure they are serving communities not occupying them.