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 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25573 11 months ago Jennifer Hang Milwaukie, OR
25572 11 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 11 months ago Brent Youness South Saint Paul , MN Fair policing only America is not a 3rd world country
25570 11 months ago Robert Friedlander MIAMI, FL
25569 11 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 11 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
25567 11 months ago Don Robertson Puyallup, WA
25566 11 months ago Travis Miller Seattle, WA
25565 11 months ago Sue Stoeckel Everett, WA
25564 11 months ago Anonymous Lake in the hills, IL
25562 11 months ago Richard Gawthrop Franklin, IN
25561 11 months ago Eldon Grossman Chicago, IL
25560 11 months ago Larry Harmon Lorton, VA
25559 11 months ago Sheryl Gardner Mililani, HI
25558 11 months ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
25557 11 months ago Anisa Faruqi Houston, TX
25556 11 months ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25555 11 months ago marlena tabor farmington hills, MI This is just what you guys asked for when you voted 45 in TURMOIL!!!!
25554 11 months ago laina davis marietta, GA
25553 11 months ago Marsha Wolff TN
25552 11 months ago Gwendolyn Claflin Lexington, MA
25551 11 months ago Jonathan Shinabarger Bourbonnais, IL
25550 11 months ago Mercedes Armillas Brooklyn, NY
25549 11 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...
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