Kimber Heinz: Urban Shield demonstrates the militarization of security forces worldwide. Police departments and military units met with weapons contractors last weekend at the seventh annual Urban Shield expo in Oakland, California. The event was sponsored by manufacturers like Lockhead Martin, Colt Weapons, and Safariland, who produce tear gas, arms and stun grenades. The expo […]
Author Archives: Kimber Heinz
Kimber Heinz is the National Organizing Coordinator with the War Resisters League and the Facing Tear Gas campaign, which seeks to end police militarization and the use of tear gas and related chemical weapons globally. She is also a board member of Under the Hood GI Cafe and Outreach Center outside of Ft. Hood, TX. Currently based in Durham, North Carolina, Kimber is a member of Southerners on New Ground, a queer, multiracial base-building organization with chapters across the US South.