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.



201-225 of 25769 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
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...
25568 7 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
25567 7 months ago Don Robertson Puyallup, WA
25566 7 months ago Travis Miller Seattle, WA
25565 7 months ago Sue Stoeckel Everett, WA
25564 7 months ago Anonymous Lake in the hills, IL
25563 7 months ago CATHERINE VON PHUL TEQUESTA, FL
25562 7 months ago Richard Gawthrop Franklin, IN
25561 7 months ago ELDON GROSSMAN CHICAGO, IL
25560 7 months ago Larry Harmon Lorton, VA
25559 7 months ago Sheryl Gardner Mililani, HI
25558 7 months ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
25557 7 months ago Anisa Faruqi Houston, TX
25556 7 months ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25555 7 months ago marlena tabor farmington hills, MI This is just what you guys asked for when you voted 45 in TURMOIL!!!!
25554 7 months ago laina davis marietta, GA
25553 7 months ago Marsha Wolff TN
25552 7 months ago Gwendolyn Claflin Lexington, MA
25551 7 months ago Jonathan Shinabarger Bourbonnais, IL
25550 7 months ago Mercedes Armillas Brooklyn, NY
25549 7 months ago Cynthia Morse New Orleans, LA Our communities need police who help, not harm, them. Being black, or being poor, or being old and vague in our thinking...... these are not illegal actions and should not lead to being shot. Sadl...
25548 7 months ago Nube Brown San Jose, CA
25547 7 months ago Tiffany Simmons Toledo, OH
25546 7 months ago Mary Ann Cramer Oakland, CA
25545 7 months ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
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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