California Assembly Passes Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Police

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.

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Washington State Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays Signed Into Law

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.

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California Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support AB36

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.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS in support!

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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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