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 25769 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
25719 6 months ago Robert Miles Huntsville, AL
25718 6 months ago Willie Scott,Jr. Missouri City, TX Every one should be accountable for any crime.
25717 6 months ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
25716 6 months ago Martha Fait Glendale, AZ
25715 6 months ago Thomas Barnes Prescott, AZ
25714 6 months 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 6 months ago MJ Cooper Union City, GA
25712 6 months ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OH
25711 6 months ago Shelia Monroe Dayton, OH Policemen should become a member of the community they serve, not a killer of innocent people.
25710 6 months ago Joe Coy Lodi, CA
25709 6 months ago Dorothy Wilkinson Hollywood, CA
25708 7 months ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
25707 7 months ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
25706 7 months ago Shaina Rivera Windsor, CT
25705 7 months ago brad higgs Westmoreland, KS
25704 7 months 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 7 months ago Justine Marcoux Virginia Beach, VA
25702 7 months ago Anonymous Chula Vista, CA
25701 7 months ago Anonymous NC
25700 7 months ago Madeleine Abel New York, NY
25699 7 months ago Dave Wiig Morris, CT
25698 7 months ago Theresa Boracci Socorro , NM
25697 7 months ago Ashley Kopeck Wilkes-Barre, PA
25696 7 months ago Toni López Denver, CO
25695 7 months ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
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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