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 25769 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25544 7 months ago Judith Glixon Lexington, MA
25543 7 months ago Thomas brennan Tucson, AZ
25542 7 months ago Anonymous CO
25541 7 months ago Shaik Arif Astoria, NY
25540 7 months ago Pamela Pollock Venice, FL Any in authority must be held accountable
25539 7 months ago Cynthia Miller Galt, CA
25538 7 months ago V B NY
25537 7 months ago Rachel Whitman Los Angeles, CA
25536 7 months ago Tom Rolofson Colorado Springs, CO
25535 7 months ago Pam Kmiec Chicago , IL
25534 7 months ago Anonymous CLEVELAND, OH
25533 7 months ago Louis Hellwig Cedar Falls, IA Seems fine as is.
25532 7 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 7 months ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
25530 7 months ago Joy Wood Santa Cruz, CA
25529 7 months ago Barbara Thomborson Minneapolis, MN
25528 7 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 7 months ago Anonymous Glenside, PA
25526 7 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 7 months ago Adrienne Evans Cleveland, OH
25524 7 months ago Ruth Sheldon Brisbane, CA
25523 7 months ago Deborah Dolecal QUEENS VILLAGE, NE
25522 7 months ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX
25521 7 months ago Morgan Belfer Ormond Beach, FL
25520 7 months ago Thomas Campbell Littleton, NH Police are people first, and they need to uphold the law just like the rest of us. When they shoot first, then they all need tasers. No more senseless killings.
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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