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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25752 9 months ago Melissa Holmes Fremont, CA
25751 9 months ago Anonymous Shell Beach, CA
25750 10 months ago Anonymous south bend, IN
25749 10 months ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25748 10 months ago Deboir Quick Houston, TX
25747 10 months ago Nadejda Sarafidova Sofia, AL
25746 10 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
25745 10 months ago sue colucci Oberlin, OH
25744 10 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
25743 10 months ago Alvin Dahlkoetter Tucson, AZ THE POLICE MUST BE POLICED.
25742 10 months ago Tamar Dick Bethlehem, PA
25741 11 months ago Michel Parein Boone, NC
25740 11 months ago R.A. Dayton Pgh., PA
25739 11 months ago Ruth Wise Tucson, AZ
25738 11 months ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
25737 11 months 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 11 months ago Rosemary Dickin Ocean City, NJ
25735 11 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25734 11 months ago aida suidan Atlanta, GA
25733 11 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
25732 11 months ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ
25731 11 months ago Carol Wiley Victorville, CA
25730 11 months ago Robert Hildebrandt Los Angeles, CA
25729 11 months ago Steven Kranowski Blacksburg, VA
25728 11 months ago Anonymous NY
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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