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.
25753 2.1 years ago Nate Cope Scottsdale , AZ
25752 2.1 years ago Melissa Holmes Fremont, CA
25751 2.1 years ago Anonymous Shell Beach, CA
25750 2.1 years ago Anonymous south bend, IN
25749 2.1 years ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25748 2.1 years ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25747 2.1 years ago Nadejda Sarafidova Sofia, AL
25746 2.1 years ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
25745 2.2 years ago sue colucci Oberlin, OH
25744 2.2 years ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
25743 2.2 years ago Pricilla Smith tucson, AZ THE POLICE MUST BE POLICED.
25742 2.2 years ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
25741 2.2 years ago Michel Parein Boone, NC
25740 2.2 years ago R.A. Dayton Pgh., PA
25739 2.2 years ago Ruth Wise Tucson, AZ
25738 2.2 years ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
25737 2.2 years ago Jack Alexander Santa Ana, CA he 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 of
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25736 2.2 years ago Rosemary Dickin Ocean City, NJ
25735 2.2 years ago Aida Suidan Atlanta, GA
25734 2.2 years ago Aida Suidan Atlanta, GA
25733 2.3 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25732 2.3 years ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ
25731 2.3 years ago Carol Wiley Victorville, CA
25730 2.3 years ago Robert Hildebrandt Los Angeles, CA
25729 2.3 years ago Steven Kranowski BLACKSBURG, 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