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.
25727 11 months ago Anonymous NY
25726 11 months ago Anonymous NY
25725 11 months ago Anonymous NY
25724 11 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25723 11 months ago Theresa Boracci Socorro, NM
25722 12 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
25721 12 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25720 12 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
25719 12 months ago Robert Miles Huntsville, AL
25718 12 months ago Willie Scott,Jr. Missouri City, TX Every one should be accountable for any crime.
25717 12 months ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
25716 12 months ago Martha Fait Glendale, AZ
25715 12 months ago Thomas Barnes Prescott, AZ
25714 12 months ago Anonymous Staten Island, NY We need to stop the madness of racist cops. We in the minority community pay our taxes and need protection from the criminals and the police!!!!
25713 12 months ago MJ Cooper Union City, GA
25712 12 months ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK
25711 12 months ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK Policemen should become a member of the community they serve, not a killer of innocent people.
25710 12 months ago Joe Coy Lodi, CA
25709 12 months ago Dorothy Wilkinson Hollywood, CA
25708 12 months ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25707 12 months ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
25706 12 months ago Shaina Rivera Windsor, CT
25705 12 months ago brad higgs westmoreland, KS
25704 12 months ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA Sessions is a horrific human being full of hatred. If citizens believe he'll stop at African Americans and the poor, they need to rethink that.
25703 12 months ago Justine Marcoux Virginia Beach, VA
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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