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.

226-250 of 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25548 11 months ago Nube Brown San Jose, CA
25547 11 months ago Tiffany Simmons Toledo, OH
25546 11 months ago Mary Ann Cramer Oakland, CA
25545 11 months ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
25544 11 months ago Judith Glixon Lexington, MA
25543 11 months ago Thomas brennan Tucson, AZ
25542 11 months ago Anonymous CO
25541 11 months ago Shaik Arif Astoria, NY
25540 11 months ago Pamela Pollock Venice, FL Any in authority must be held accountable
25539 11 months ago Cynthia Miller Galt, CA
25538 11 months ago Vaish B Hartsdale, NY
25537 11 months ago Rachel Whitman Los Angeles, CA
25536 11 months ago Tom Rolofson Colorado Springs, CO
25535 11 months ago Pam Kmiec Chicago , IL
25534 11 months ago Anonymous CLEVELAND, OH
25533 11 months ago Louis Hellwig Cedar Falls, IA Seems fine as is.
25532 11 months ago Anonymous Knoxville, TN Dear Honorable members of US Congress, You represent the people of the United States. You are paid by the people of the United States. You have fiduciary duty for the people of the United States....
25531 11 months ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
25530 11 months ago Joy Wood Santa Cruz, CA
25529 11 months ago Barbara Thomborson Minneapolis, MN
25528 11 months ago Anonymous Edina, MN The justice department needs to hold the police department accountable for the reckless shooting and unnecessary killing of some innocent individuals.
25527 11 months ago Anonymous Glenside, PA
25526 11 months ago Kublai Khan Muhammad Toure Chicago, IL Police have the responsibility to enforce the law.Not to shoot Black Peoples in cool blood we are not Slaves.
25525 11 months ago Adrienne Evans Cleveland, OH
25524 11 months ago Ruth Sheldon Brisbane, CA
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