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 25768 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25618 7 months ago Larissa Carey MAPLE VALLEY, WA
25617 7 months ago Jennie Thompson Crozet, VA
25616 7 months ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
25615 7 months ago Lawrence Gordin North Fort Myers, FL
25614 7 months ago Kara Goolsby Hewitt, TX
25613 7 months ago Aero Larssen Manitowoc, WI
25612 7 months ago Anonymous Brooklyn , NY
25611 7 months ago Alexander Dinell Ocean City, NJ
25610 7 months ago Dee Stover High point, NC You're kidding, right?
25609 7 months ago Cheryl Croci Clinton Township, MI
25608 7 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 7 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25606 7 months ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
25605 7 months ago Mary Alice Naour Adrian, MI
25604 7 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 7 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25602 7 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 7 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 7 months ago Anonymous Lenoir City, TN NO One is above the law, neither civilian nor police.
25599 7 months ago Doug Randolph Woodland Park, CO Law enforcement does not mean above the law.
25598 7 months ago Crystal Mourad Chico, CA
25597 7 months ago Jonathan Wexler Bogota, NJ
25596 7 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25595 7 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25594 7 months ago Brenda Jones Stone Mountain, GA I am a great supporter of police and the terribly difficult job that they do and the fact that they put their lives on the line every day. However, ill-trained and ill-intentioned police officers M...
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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