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 25769 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25644 7 months ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI
25643 7 months ago Gary Grice Chicago, IL
25642 7 months ago A Sharp Ailverton, CO
25640 7 months ago Richita Anderson New York, NY
25639 7 months ago Anonymous PORTLAND, OR
25638 7 months ago Michael Stone Madison, WI
25637 7 months ago Diana Ngo Pittsburgh, PA
25636 7 months ago Melissa Godsey Corvallis, OR
25635 7 months ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
25634 7 months 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 7 months ago C. Yee Sacramento, CA
25632 7 months ago Iris Meltzer Kent, OH
25631 7 months ago Charles Warner Fontana, CA
25630 7 months ago Jeremy Buller Seattle, WA
25629 7 months ago Alethea Hyler WI
25628 7 months ago Kevin Drever Chicago, IL
25627 7 months ago Brian M. Scott Cleveland Heights, OH
25626 7 months ago Steve Schildwachter Winter Garden, FL
25625 7 months ago David Judd Eureka, MO Get rid of the 'bad apples' so the rest can do their jobs with public help.
25624 7 months ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
25623 7 months ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
25622 7 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25621 7 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25620 7 months ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
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