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 25778 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25703 1 year ago Justine Marcoux Virginia Beach, VA
25702 1 year ago Anonymous Chula Vista, CA
25701 1 year ago Anonymous NC
25700 1 year ago Madeleine Abel New York, NY
25699 1 year ago Dave Wiig Morris, CT
25698 1 year ago Theresa Boracci Socorro , NM
25697 1 year ago Ashley Kopeck Wilkes Barre, PA
25696 1 year ago Toni López Denver, CO
25695 1 year ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25694 1 year ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ Police officers need to be held accountable for crimes against the communities and citizensthat they serve.
25693 1 year ago Anonymous S h, FL
25692 1 year ago Stephanie Shepherd Manchester, CT
25691 1 year ago Virginia Melroy Iowa City, IA
25690 1 year ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25689 1 year ago Anonymous Ogden, UT
25688 1 year ago Zimblist Fields Cuthbert, GA
25687 1 year ago Anonymous S h, FL
25686 1 year ago Anonymous Catasauqua, PA
25685 1 year ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25684 1 year ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25683 1 year ago Bob Huffman Manchester, CA
25682 1 year 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 1 year ago Jen Fassbender Detroit, MI
25680 1 year ago Peggy Moran New York, NY
25679 1 year ago Lanelle Lovelace Columbia, CA
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