Congress, Instruct the Department of Justice Not to Let Police Departments Off the Hook

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is apparently working to undo federal oversight of systemically criminal, abusive, and racist local police departments.

Sign this petition to Congress:

The U.S. Attorney General is re-negotiating an agreement with Baltimore that in its current form includes a community oversight task force, an independent federal monitor, and the requirement that officers receive instruction about implicit bias.

He has asked his subordinates to review agreements with other police departments to be sure that they accomplish such goals as boosting morale and the recruitment of police. A memo from Sessions states flatly, "It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”

Yes it is. Congress must make clear to the Department of Justice its responsibility to enforce U.S. law, including by bringing under control lawless police departments.



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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25678 1 year ago Anonymous rio rancho, NM
25677 1 year ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25676 1 year ago Barbara Haffner Tucson, AZ
25675 1 year ago Bruce Young Kilauea, HI
25674 1 year ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ
25673 1 year ago Matt Lerner Montclair, NJ
25672 1 year ago Anonymous Vancouver, WA
25671 1 year ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
25670 1 year ago Thomas Miskovsky Ann Arbor, MI, MI
25669 1 year ago Tony Mamas Salisbury, NJ Police are payed by our taxes so they should be answerable to us
25668 1 year ago Kijuan Ward Chicago, IL
25667 1 year ago Gay Williamson Cincinnati, OH Don't allow the Trump administration to look the other way when police brutality occurs. Sessions obviously doesn't understand the scope of his job.
25666 1 year ago donye sacco Los Angeles, CA
25665 1 year ago Jonathan Pamplin Apopka, FL
25664 1 year ago criss sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25663 1 year ago criss sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25662 1 year ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25661 1 year ago James Scott Columbus, MS
25660 1 year ago Elsie Jelmert Browns Mills, NJ
25659 1 year ago Mary Klicka East Longmeadow , MA
25658 1 year ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
25657 1 year ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25656 1 year ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25655 1 year ago Mary-Margaret Stockert Coos Bay , OR
25654 1 year ago Oscar Rodriguez Puyallup, WA
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Background:
> Betsy Woodruff: Trump’s Justice Department Moves to Dial Back Obama Police Reforms
> Alternet: Sessions Giving Free Rein to Police Departments