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 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25648 10 months ago Ben F. Garcia, Ph.D.-ABD Denver, CO
25647 10 months ago D'Arcy Goodrich Omaha, NE
25646 10 months ago Rachel P-S OR Wait, so...this guy doesn't believe racism is a problem?
25645 10 months ago Lanna Hill Atlanta, GA
25644 10 months ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI
25643 10 months ago Gary Grice Chicago, IL
25642 10 months ago A Sharp Ailverton, CO
25640 10 months ago Richita Anderson New York, NY
25639 10 months ago Anonymous PORTLAND, OR
25638 10 months ago Michael Stone Madison, WI
25637 10 months ago Diana Ngo Pittsburgh, PA
25636 10 months ago Melissa Godsey Corvallis, OR
25635 10 months ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
25634 11 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 11 months ago C. Yee Sacramento, CA
25632 11 months ago Iris Meltzer Kent, OH
25631 11 months ago Charles Warner Fontana, CA
25630 11 months ago Jeremy Buller Seattle, WA
25629 11 months ago Alethea Hyler WI
25628 11 months ago Kevin Drever Chicago, IL
25627 11 months ago Brian M. Scott Cleveland Heights, OH
25626 11 months ago Steve Schildwachter Winter Garden, FL
25625 11 months ago David Judd Eureka, MO Get rid of the 'bad apples' so the rest can do their jobs with public help.
25624 11 months ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
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