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 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25623 10 months ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
25622 10 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25621 10 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25620 10 months ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
25619 10 months ago Anonymous culver city, CA
25618 10 months ago Larissa Carey MAPLE VALLEY, WA
25617 10 months ago Jennie Thompson Crozet, VA
25616 10 months ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25615 10 months ago Lawrence Gordin North Fort Myers, FL
25614 10 months ago Kara Goolsby Hewitt, TX
25613 10 months ago Synnøve Lärssen Manitowoc, WI
25612 10 months ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
25611 10 months ago Alexander Dinell Ocean City, NJ
25610 10 months ago Dee Stover High point, NC You're kidding, right?
25609 10 months ago Cheryl Croci Clinton Township, MI
25608 10 months 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 10 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25606 10 months ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
25605 10 months ago Mary Alice Naour Adrian, MI
25604 11 months 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 ...
25603 11 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25602 11 months ago June Gollatz Bethlehem, PA Hey crazy man .....this is not Russia....but you can go there any time you wish....we would love to be rid of people that think they are above the law!
25601 11 months ago Linda Roberts Panama city , FL Police must have courses in Human Rights and Anti-slavery rights! They must sign a pledge to keep them!
25600 11 months ago Anonymous Lenoir City, TN NO One is above the law, neither civilian nor police.
25599 11 months ago Doug Randolph Woodland Park, CO Law enforcement does not mean above the law.
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