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.

51-75 of 25779 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25729 3 years ago Steven Kranowski BLACKSBURG, VA
25728 3 years ago Anonymous NY
25727 3 years ago Anonymous NY
25726 3 years ago Anonymous NY
25725 3 years ago Anonymous NY
25724 3 years ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25723 3 years ago Theresa Boracci Socorro , NM
25722 3 years ago Anonymous New York, NY
25721 3 years ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25720 3 years ago Anonymous S h, FL
25719 3 years ago Robert Miles Huntsville, AL
25718 3 years ago Willie Scott,Jr. Missouri City, TX Every one should be accountable for any crime.
25717 3 years ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
25716 3 years ago Martha Fait Glendale, AZ
25715 3 years ago Thomas Barnes Prescott, AZ
25714 3 years ago Anonymous Staten Island, NY We need to stop the madness of racist cops. We in the minority community pay our taxes and need protection from the criminals and the police!!!!
25713 3 years ago MJ Cooper Union City, GA
25712 3 years ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK
25711 3 years ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK Policemen should become a member of the community they serve, not a killer of innocent people.
25710 3 years ago Joe Coy Lodi, CA
25709 3 years ago Dorothy Wilkinson Hollywood, CA
25708 3 years ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25707 3 years ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
25706 3 years ago Shaina Rivera Windsor, CT
25705 3 years ago Brad Higgs Westmoreland, KS
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