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.



101-125 of 25769 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25669 7 months ago Tony Mamas Salisbury, NJ Police are payed by our taxes so they should be answerable to us
25668 7 months ago Kijuan Ward Chicago, IL
25667 7 months ago Gay Williamson Hamilton, 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 7 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
25665 7 months ago Jonathan Pamplin Apopka, FL
25664 7 months ago Criss Sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25663 7 months ago Criss Sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25662 7 months ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25661 7 months ago James Scott Columbus, MS
25660 7 months ago Elsie Jelmert Browns Mills, NJ
25659 7 months ago Mary Klicka Klicka East Longmeadow, MA
25658 7 months ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
25657 7 months ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25656 7 months ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25655 7 months ago Mary-Margaret Stockert Coos Bay , OR
25654 7 months ago Oscar Rodriguez Puyallup, WA
25653 7 months ago Dr. Caroline Comnenos Archer, FL
25652 7 months ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25651 7 months ago Jane Beattie Ketchum, ID
25650 7 months ago Elizabeth Williams Easton, MD
25649 7 months ago Theresa Summer CA
25648 7 months ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25647 7 months ago D'Arcy Goodrich Omaha, NE
25646 7 months ago Rachel P-S OR Wait, so...this guy doesn't believe racism is a problem?
25645 7 months ago Lanna Hill Atlanta, GA
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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