SACRAMENTO, Ca. (May 23, 2015) – On the same day that Pres. Obama announced his plan to supposedly curb federal transfers of military equipment to local police, the California state Assembly passed a bill that would create a mechanism to stop such transfers no matter what action the federal government may take.Details
OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 12, 2015) – Yesterday, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. The new law not only protects privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.Details
California AB36 would take the first step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police by requiring all 1033 Program transfers to be approved by the local governing body. It passed the Local Government Committee by a vote of 9-0 and now must pass through the Appropriations Committee.
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (May 1, 2015) – A bill taking an important first step against federal programs militarizing local police was passed by the Vermont state House last week.Details
SACRAMENTO, Ca. (Apr. 29, 2015) – A bill taking important first steps to stop federal programs militarizing local police passed unanimously through a California Assembly committee last week.Details
Massachusetts H.2144 and S1234 would help stop the federal militarization of local police. They must pass successfully through the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security before receiving a vote in the state House. Take the following action steps in support!Details
HELENA, Mont. (Apr. 23, 2015) – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law today.Details
HELENA, Mont. (Apr. 8, 2015) – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was given final approval by the Montana House today.
The vote was 79-20.Details
HELENA, Mont. (Mar. 30, 2015) – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was passed by the Montana Senate today. The vote was 46-1. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that…Details