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.

76-100 of 25773 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25698 10 months ago Theresa Boracci Socorro , NM
25697 10 months ago Ashley Kopeck Wilkes-Barre, PA
25696 10 months ago Toni López Denver, CO
25695 10 months ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25694 10 months ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ Police officers need to be held accountable for crimes against the communities and citizensthat they serve.
25693 10 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
25692 10 months ago Stephanie Shepherd Manchester, CT
25691 10 months ago Virginia Melroy Iowa City, IA
25690 10 months ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25689 10 months ago Anonymous Ogden, UT
25688 10 months ago Zimblist Fields Cuthbert, GA
25687 10 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
25686 10 months ago Anonymous Bethlehem, PA
25685 10 months ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25684 10 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25683 10 months ago Bob Huffman Manchester, CA
25682 10 months ago Candy Mancuso Phoenix, AZ It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure that the police departments across the country are obeying laws that are supposed to enforce and not violating people's civil rights.
25681 10 months ago Jennifer Fassbender Beverly Hills , MI
25680 10 months ago Peggy Moran New York, NY
25679 10 months ago Lanelle Lovelace Columbia, CA
25678 10 months ago Anonymous Rio Rancho, NM
25677 10 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25676 10 months ago Barbara Haffner Tucson, AZ
25675 10 months ago ruce Young Kilauea, HI
25674 10 months ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ
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