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.

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25598 11 months ago Crystal Mourad Chico, CA
25597 11 months ago Jonathan Wexler Bogota, NJ
25596 11 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25595 11 months ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25594 11 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...
25593 11 months ago Katherine Wulwick River Edge, NJ
25592 11 months ago Sylvia De Baca San Dimas, CA
25591 11 months ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
25590 11 months ago Jessica Denis Wpb, FL
25589 11 months ago Jessica Denis Wpb, FL
25588 11 months ago Heidi Wood Greeley, CO
25587 11 months ago Nick Verbos West Allis, WI
25586 11 months ago cynthia miller Transfer, PA
25585 11 months ago Anonymous santa monica, CA
25584 11 months ago Susan Lipson Mount Holly Springs, PA
25583 11 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
25582 11 months ago Tom Redfern Glasgow, Scotland, ot
25581 11 months ago MARIE FLOYD Tucson, AZ
25580 11 months ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25579 11 months ago Katherine Jones Frederick, MD
25578 11 months ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
25577 11 months ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
25576 11 months ago kenneth king youngstown, OH
25575 11 months ago debaura James Silver City, NM
25574 11 months ago Tanya Feldberg Cottage Grove, MN This essential for our democracy.
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