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 25777 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25577 1 year ago Anonymous San Diego, CA
25576 1 year ago kenneth king youngstown, OH
25575 1 year ago debaura James Silver City, NM
25574 1 year ago Tanya Feldberg Cottage Grove, MN This essential for our democracy.
25573 1 year ago Jennifer Hang Milwaukie, OR
25572 1 year 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 1 year ago Brent Youness South Saint Paul , MN Fair policing only America is not a 3rd world country
25570 1 year ago Robert Friedlander MIAMI, FL
25569 1 year 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 1 year ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
25567 1 year ago Don Robertson Puyallup, WA
25566 1 year ago Travis Miller Seattle, WA
25565 1 year ago Sue Stoeckel Everett, WA
25564 1 year ago Anonymous Lake in the hills, IL
25563 1 year ago CATHERINE VON PHUL TEQUESTA, FL
25562 1 year ago Dr. Richard Gawthrop Franklin, IN
25561 1 year ago Eldon Grossman Chicago, IL
25560 1 year ago Larry Harmon Lorton, VA
25559 1 year ago Sheryl Gardner Mililani, HI
25558 1 year ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
25557 1 year ago Anisa Faruqi Houston , TX
25556 1 year ago kate thayer marathon, TX
25555 1 year ago marlena tabor farmington hills, MI This is just what you guys asked for when you voted 45 in TURMOIL!!!!
25554 1 year ago laina davis marietta, GA
25553 1 year ago Marsha Wolff TN
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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