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.



126-150 of 25778 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25653 1 year ago Caroline Comnenos Archer, FL
25652 1 year ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25651 1 year ago Jane B Middlesworth Hailey, ID
25650 1 year ago Elizabeth Williams Easton,, MD
25649 1 year ago Theresa Summer CA
25648 1 year ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25647 1 year ago D'Arcy Goodrich Omaha, NE
25646 1 year ago Rachel P-S OR Wait, so...this guy doesn't believe racism is a problem?
25645 1 year ago Lanna Hill Atlanta, GA
25644 1 year ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI
25643 1 year ago Gary Grice Chicago, IL
25642 1 year ago A Sharp Ailverton, CO
25641 1 year ago Peter Franklin Davis Greenfield , MA HEY HI HO POLICE BRUTALITY IS A SOCIO-PATHO-GENIC MENTAL ILLNESS CRIMINALITY PANDEMIC !!
25640 1 year ago Richita Anderson New York, NY
25639 1 year ago Anonymous PORTLAND, OR
25638 1 year ago Michael Stone Madison, WI
25637 1 year ago Diana Ngo Pittsburgh, PA
25636 1 year ago Melissa Godsey Corvallis, OR
25635 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn , NY
25634 1 year ago William simo Fairfax, VA A badge is not a license to kill at will. Police should also be held accountable to the law. Because some one is black doesn't mean he/she is wearing a kill me sign on their backs!
25633 1 year ago C. Yee Sacramento, CA
25632 1 year ago Iris Meltzer kent, OH
25631 1 year ago Charles Warner Fontana, CA
25630 1 year ago Jeremy Buller Seattle, WA
25629 1 year ago Alethea Hyler WI
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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