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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25777 6 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
25776 6 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
25775 7 months ago Jeff Bence Newtown, PA
25774 7 months ago Enchant Goddess Olympia, WA Pierce county wa & western state have combined to be psycho killers targeting western wa as the worst in the usa very simular to Hitler's tactics however destroying the lives & beating & battering t...
25773 8 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
25772 8 months ago Bathsheba Rook Jacksonville, FL
25771 9 months ago andrew mackenzie long beach, CA
25770 9 months ago joshua Acevedo questa, NM I need help to Sue can't afoord lawyerhave excellent proof
25769 10 months ago Arnold Johnson Los Angeles , CA
25768 10 months ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
25767 11 months ago Abraham Alrai Saint Paul, MN
25766 11 months ago Michael Madden New City, NY
25765 12 months ago Ked Garden Lemon Grove, CA
25764 12 months ago joshua Acevedo questa, NM I am a victim of lawless police I was framed had officer admit it numerous times in car at station and they claim no recordings then after Christmas an officer was at my door and admitted the same i...
25763 1 year ago Eric Steele Falls Church, VA
25762 1 year ago Virginia Ilardi Bartlett, TN
25761 1 year ago Anonymous Belfast, ME
25760 1 year ago Rafael Stephen Riviera Beach, FL
25759 1 year ago Bill Rakowski Baltimore, MD
25758 1 year ago Jonsey Malone Parma, ID
25757 1 year ago Jonsey Malone Parma, ID
25756 1 year ago Sylvia Head-Gallegos Columbus, GA
25755 1 year ago Melissa Holmes Fremont, CA
25754 1 year ago Anonymous Littleton, CO
25753 1 year ago Nate Cope Scottsdale , AZ
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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