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.



176-200 of 25777 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25602 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Anonymous Lenoir City, TN NO One is above the law, neither civilian nor police.
25599 1 year ago Doug Randolph Woodland Park, CO Law enforcement does not mean above the law.
25598 1 year ago Crystal Mourad Chico, CA
25597 1 year ago Jonathan Wexler chapel hill, NC
25596 1 year ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25595 1 year ago Carl Oerke Jr River Edge, NJ
25594 1 year 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 1 year ago Katherine Wulwick River Edge, NJ
25592 1 year ago Sylvia De baca San Dimas, CA
25591 1 year ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
25590 1 year ago Jessica Denis Boynton Beach, FL
25589 1 year ago Jessica Denis Boynton Beach, FL
25588 1 year ago Heidi Wood Greeley, CO
25587 1 year ago nick verbos west allis, WI
25586 1 year ago cynthia miller Transfer, PA
25585 1 year ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA
25584 1 year ago Susan Lipson Mount Holly Springs, PA
25583 1 year ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
25582 1 year ago Tom Redfern Glasgow, Scotland, ot
25581 1 year ago MARIE FLOYD Tucson, AZ
25580 1 year ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25579 1 year ago Katherine Jones Frederick, MD
25578 1 year ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
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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