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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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25744 5 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
25743 5 months ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ THE POLICE MUST BE POLICED.
25742 5 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
25741 5 months ago Michel Parein Boone, NC
25740 5 months ago R.A. Dayton Pgh., PA
25739 5 months ago Ruth Wise Tucson, AZ
25738 6 months ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
25737 6 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 6 months ago Rosemary Dickin Ocean City, NJ
25735 6 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25734 6 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25733 6 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25732 6 months ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ
25731 6 months ago Carol Wiley Victorville, CA
25730 6 months ago Robert Hildebrandt Los Angeles, CA
25729 6 months ago Steven Kranowski Blacksburg, VA
25728 6 months ago Anonymous NY
25727 6 months ago Anonymous NY
25726 6 months ago Anonymous NY
25725 6 months ago Anonymous NY
25724 6 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25723 6 months ago Theresa Boracci Socorro , NM
25722 6 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
25721 6 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25720 6 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
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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