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 25777 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25727 1 year ago Anonymous NY
25726 1 year ago Anonymous NY
25725 1 year ago Anonymous NY
25724 1 year ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25723 1 year ago Theresa Boracci Socorro, NM
25722 1 year ago Anonymous New York, NY
25721 1 year ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
25720 1 year ago Anonymous S h, FL
25719 1 year ago Robert Miles Huntsville, AL
25718 1 year ago Willie Scott,Jr. Missouri City, TX Every one should be accountable for any crime.
25717 1 year ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
25716 1 year ago Martha Fait Glendale, AZ
25715 1 year ago Thomas Barnes Prescott, AZ
25714 1 year 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 1 year ago MJ Cooper Union City, GA
25712 1 year ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK
25711 1 year ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OK Policemen should become a member of the community they serve, not a killer of innocent people.
25710 1 year ago Joe Coy Lodi, CA
25709 1 year ago Dorothy Wilkinson Hollywood, CA
25708 1 year ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25707 1 year ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
25706 1 year ago Shaina Rivera Windsor, CT
25705 1 year ago Brad Higgs Westmoreland, KS
25704 1 year ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA Sessions is a horrific human being full of hatred. If citizens believe he'll stop at African Americans and the poor, they need to rethink that.
25703 1 year ago Justine Marcoux Virginia Beach, 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