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 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25673 10 months ago Matt Lerner Montclair, NJ
25672 10 months ago Anonymous Vancouver, WA
25671 10 months ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
25670 10 months ago Thomas Miskovsky Ann Arbor, MI 48105, MI
25669 10 months ago Tony Mamas Salisbury, NJ Police are payed by our taxes so they should be answerable to us
25668 10 months ago Kijuan Ward Chicago, IL
25667 10 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 10 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
25665 10 months ago Jonathan Pamplin Apopka, FL
25664 10 months ago Criss Sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25663 10 months ago Criss Sledge Redondo Beach, CA
25662 10 months ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25661 10 months ago James Scott Columbus, MS
25660 10 months ago Elsie Jelmert Browns Mills, NJ
25659 10 months ago Mary Klicka Klicka East Longmeadow, MA
25658 10 months ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
25657 10 months ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25656 10 months ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
25655 10 months ago Mary-Margaret Stockert Coos Bay , OR
25654 10 months ago Oscar Rodriguez Puyallup, WA
25653 10 months ago Dr. Caroline Comnenos Archer, FL
25652 10 months ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25651 10 months ago Jane B Middlesworth Hailey, ID
25650 10 months ago Elizabeth Williams Easton, MD
25649 10 months ago Theresa Summer CA
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