Montana Senate Votes 46-1 to Limit Federal Militarization of Police

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…

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Massachusetts Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support H.2144

Massachusetts H.2144 would help stop the federal militarization of local police. The bill must pass successfully through the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.

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Nevada Assembly Bill Would Help Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

A bill introduced in the Nevada state Assembly last week would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other grants, and would also indirectly thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Help Block Federal Militarization of Local Police

BOSTON (Mar. 23, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Massachusetts state House would prohibit state and local police from procuring military equipment from the federal government without a public hearing and local government approval, taking the process out of the hands of law enforcement agencies and placing it under control of the people.

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