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.
25593 7 months ago Katherine Wulwick River Edge, NJ
25592 7 months ago Sylvia De Baca San Dimas , CA
25591 7 months ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
25590 7 months ago Jessica Denis Wpb, FL
25589 7 months ago Jessica Denis Wpb, FL
25588 7 months ago Heidi Wood Greeley, CO
25587 7 months ago Nick Verbos West Allis, WI
25586 7 months ago cynthia miller Transfer, PA
25585 7 months ago Anonymous santa monica, CA
25584 7 months ago Susan Lipson Mount Holly Springs, PA
25583 7 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
25582 7 months ago Tom Redfern Glasgow, Scotland, ot
25581 7 months ago MARIE FLOYD Tucson, AZ
25580 7 months ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25579 7 months ago Katherine Jones Frederick, MD
25578 7 months ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
25577 7 months ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
25576 7 months ago kenneth king youngstown, OH
25575 7 months ago debaura James Silver City, NM
25574 7 months ago Tanya Feldberg Cottage Grove, MN This essential for our democracy.
25573 7 months ago Jennifer Hang Milwaukie, OR
25572 7 months ago Thomas H. Hooker Jr. Garland, TX I am actively joining with millions of other very concerned American citizens in letting Congress know that it must make clear to the Department of Justice that it has the responsibility to enforce ...
25571 7 months ago Brent Youness South Saint Paul , MN Fair policing only America is not a 3rd world country
25570 7 months ago Robert Friedlander MIAMI, FL
25569 7 months ago Joslyn Baker Porltand, OR I work in law enforcement as does my brother - police reform is critical to turning around many of the problems that result from our militarised police forces. Value officers and group that know o=h...
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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