Expanded Citation Authority
Maya Szilak & Marc Hyden

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, Orange County Register
Police officers don’t need military grade weapons
Steven Greenhut

I recently was driving behind a pickup truck that sported a bumper sticker with a U.S. Marine Corps logo and these words: “When it absolutely positively has to be destroyed overnight.” That line…

, The American Spectator
Getting It Right on Justice Reform
Steven Greenhut

In the rural area where I live, those black flags with the thin-blue-line stripe have supplanted the stars and stripes as the chosen expression of patriotism. I refer to them as the “please tread…

Pressley Offers NDAA Amendments to End Militarization of Police and Boost Global COVID Vaccinations
Jillian Snider

From Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley:

Additionally, Rep. Pressley cosponsored a series of amendments related to the 1033 program, including Rep. Velasquez’s amendment to eliminate the program and…

, The Intercept
Lawmakers Take On Militarization Of Police In Defense Budget Talks
Jillian Snider

From The Intercept:

A coalition of more than 90 groups spanning the political spectrum had endorsed Pressley’s proposed moratorium on 1033. On Monday, they sought to raise momentum around the…

R Street supports 1033 program moratorium in the National Defense Authorization Act
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2021)— The R Street Institute urges all members of Congress to support efforts to place a moratorium on the 1033 Program in H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act…

Bipartisan Letter to Demilitarize the Police
Jillian Snider

August 31, 2021

Dear Members of the House Armed Services Committee,

The undersigned organizations from across the political spectrum urge you to support the amendment offered by Rep. Veronica…

, The Hill
House Democrats to offer amendment to limit transfer of military-grade gear to police
Jillian Snider

“This commonsense amendment, which has bipartisan support in Congress, would make our communities safer by getting weapons of war and military equipment off of our streets and out of our…

To restore community trust, we must demilitarize our police
Christi Smith & Jillian Snider

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the single most important factor in reducing crime is the partnership between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Public…

Law Enforcement Exposure to Ultra-Potent Opioids
Stacey McKenna & Christi Smith

In 2020, more than 90,000 people in the United States died of a drug overdose. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and its analogues, often collectively…

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