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.



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25752 10 months ago Melissa Holmes Fremont, CA
25751 10 months ago Anonymous Shell Beach, CA
25750 10 months ago Anonymous south bend, IN
25749 11 months ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25748 11 months ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25747 11 months ago Nadejda Sarafidova Sofia, AL
25746 11 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
25745 11 months ago sue colucci Oberlin, OH
25744 11 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
25743 11 months ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ THE POLICE MUST BE POLICED.
25742 11 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
25741 12 months ago Michel Parein Boone, NC
25740 12 months ago R.A. Dayton Pgh., PA
25739 12 months ago Ruth Wise Tucson, AZ
25738 12 months ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
25737 12 months ago Jack Alexander Santa Ana, CA he 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 of
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25736 12 months ago Rosemary Dickin Ocean City, NJ
25735 12 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25734 12 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25733 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25732 1 year ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ
25731 1 year ago Carol Wiley Victorville, CA
25730 1 year ago Robert Hildebrandt Los Angeles, CA
25729 1 year ago Steven Kranowski Blacksburg, VA
25728 1 year ago Anonymous NY
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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