Pax Christi USA signed onto the following letter.
On October 27, the American Civil Liberties Union and more than 35 other organizations concerned about the militarization of local police departments appealed to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to declare a moratorium on the Defense Department’s 1033 Program. This program is one of the chief ways that police receive weapons and equipment meant for war. For information about the dangers of police militarization to the people the police are supposed to protect, particularly communities of color, please see our report, War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.
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Join the call for a moratorium on the 1033 program by signing our petition.