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 1 year ago Melissa Holmes Fremont, CA
25751 1 year ago Anonymous Shell Beach, CA
25750 1 year ago Anonymous south bend, IN
25749 1 year ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25748 1 year ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25747 1 year ago Nadejda Sarafidova Sofia, AL
25746 1 year ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
25745 1 year ago sue colucci Oberlin, OH
25744 1 year ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
25743 1 year ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ THE POLICE MUST BE POLICED.
25742 1 year ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
25741 1 year ago Michel Parein Boone, NC
25740 1 year ago R.A. Dayton Pgh., PA
25739 1 year ago Ruth Wise Tucson, AZ
25738 1 year ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
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25736 1 year ago Rosemary Dickin Ocean City, NJ
25735 1 year ago aida suidan Atlanta,GA, GA
25734 1 year ago aida suidan Atlanta,GA, 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