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.



151-175 of 25778 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25628 1 year ago Kevin Drever Chicago, IL
25627 1 year ago Brian M. Scott Cleveland Heights, OH
25626 1 year ago Steve Schildwachter Winter Garden, FL
25625 1 year ago David Judd Eureka, MO Get rid of the 'bad apples' so the rest can do their jobs with public help.
25624 1 year ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
25623 1 year ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
25622 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25621 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25620 1 year ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
25619 1 year ago Anonymous culver city, CA
25618 1 year ago Larissa Carey Maple Valley, WA
25617 1 year ago Jennie Thompson Crozet, VA
25616 1 year ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25615 1 year ago Lawrence Gordin North Fort Myers, FL
25614 1 year ago Kara Goolsby Carrollton, TX
25613 1 year ago Synnøve Lärssen Manitowoc, WI
25612 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
25611 1 year ago Alexander Dinell Ocean City, NJ
25610 1 year ago Dee Stover High point, NC You're kidding, right?
25609 1 year ago Cheryl Croci Clinton Township, MI
25608 1 year ago Ferne Jacobs Los Angeles, CA Jeff Sessions should be circumvented at every opportunity. The picture I am looking at of police looking like military invaders is so dangerous. Where is the idea of a police force protecting a po...
25607 1 year ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25606 1 year ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
25605 1 year ago Mary Alice Naour Adrian, MI
25604 1 year ago Becky Veal Hollywood, FL Black men continue to be gunned down and killed like animals at the hands of those who swore to protect and serve them because there is no accountability and no consequences for their actions. This ...
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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