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 25777 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25552 1 year ago Gwendolyn Claflin Lexington, MA
25551 1 year ago Jonathan Shinabarger Bourbonnais, IL
25550 1 year ago Mercedes Armillas Brooklyn, NY
25549 1 year 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 1 year ago Nube Brown San Jose, CA
25547 1 year ago Tiffany Simmons Toledo, OH
25546 1 year ago Mary Ann Cramer Oakland, CA
25545 1 year ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
25544 1 year ago Judith Glixon Lexington, MA
25543 1 year ago Thomas brennan Tucson, AZ
25542 1 year ago Anonymous CO
25541 1 year ago Shaik Arif Astoria, NY
25540 1 year ago Pamela Pollock Venice, FL Any in authority must be held accountable
25539 1 year ago Cynthia Miller Galt, CA
25538 1 year ago Vaish B Hartsdale, NY
25537 1 year ago Rachel Whitman Los Angeles, CA
25536 1 year ago Tom Rolofson Colorado Springs, CO
25535 1 year ago Pam Kmiec Chicago , IL
25534 1 year ago Anonymous CLEVELAND, OH
25533 1 year ago Louis Hellwig Cedar Falls, IA Seems fine as is.
25532 1 year 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 1 year ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
25530 1 year ago Joy Wood Santa Cruz, CA
25529 1 year ago Barbara Thomborson Minneapolis, MN
25528 1 year 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.
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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