Halt Civilian Police Force Militarization

The recent attack by the Ferguson, Missouri police department “army” upon its own citizens for exercising their 1st Amendment rights demonstrated with great clarity the dangerous and inevitable consequences of Congress militarizing civilian police forces. The “1033 Program” as it is known permits the acquisition of military grade weaponry by local police departments. This conversion of local police departments into municipal armies has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. I oppose it!

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