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 25768 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25693 7 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
25692 7 months ago Stephanie Shepherd Manchester, CT
25691 7 months ago Virginia Melroy Iowa City, IA
25690 7 months ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25689 7 months ago Anonymous Ogden, UT
25688 7 months ago Zimblist Fields Cuthbert, GA
25687 7 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
25686 7 months ago Anonymous Bethlehem, PA
25685 7 months ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
25684 7 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25683 7 months ago Bob Huffman Manchester, CA
25682 7 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 7 months ago Jennifer Fassbender Beverly Hills , MI
25680 7 months ago Peggy Moran New York, NY
25679 7 months ago Lanelle Lovelace Columbia, CA
25678 7 months ago Anonymous Rio Rancho, NM
25677 7 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
25676 7 months ago Barbara Haffner Tucson, AZ
25675 7 months ago ruce Young Kilauea, HI
25674 7 months ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ
25673 7 months ago Matt Lerner Montclair, NJ
25672 7 months ago Anonymous Vancouver , WA
25671 7 months ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
25670 7 months ago Thomas Miskovsky Ann Arbor, MI 48105, MI
25669 7 months ago Tony Mamas Salisbury, NJ Police are payed by our taxes so they should be answerable to us
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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