DOJ to Revisit Consent Decrees

With all he muck being thrown around our nations capitol lately the directive by the Attorney General to review all current and contemplated “consent decrees” went largely unnoticed.

You know, those reports on 13 of our nations police departments that all…”exhibited a racial bias, found violations when confronting citizens and used excessive force whilst making arrests.”

The report I am familiar with, Ferguson, was sloppy, riddled with “anecdotal ” evidence and misstated material facts.  Some knucklehead had to review and approve that report.  I wondered if he/she could read.


AG Sessions visits the St. Louis Police Department

Funny, all the reports are alike.  You can change the name of the police departments on any narrative and they all look, basically, the same.

In his memo the AG stated that the job of local law enforcement must be handled locally. Not by the federal government.  Additionally, he said that all local LE agencies accepting funding from the DOJ must adhere to the DOJ’s grant provisions.  Simply stated…you want DOJ dollars, you must honor the ICE detainers.  Money’s a hell of a motivator.

It is the hope of all law abiding people to have the DOJ refocus it’s efforts away from interfering with local police departments and get busy on our countries exploding crime rate.  Chicago comes to mind.

Looks like AG Sessions is off to a good start.  Let’s all hope he is hugely successful!



About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit
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2 Responses to DOJ to Revisit Consent Decrees

  1. Ken…it will be interesting to see just how Sessions accomplishes the task of walking this mandate back to what was. Those of us who follow the fortunes of Law Enforcement know how much damage Eric Holder caused and how long it will take to remedy if the edict was expunged this very minute.
    I’m holding my breath, hoping he is successful…he wouldn’t like it nor would I, but I’d even give the old bastard a kiss on the cheek.

    Yours in Christ…

  2. Ken Dye says:

    Hell, I’d probably give him a kiss on his ass…depending on how many BUD’s were consumed. See you on the 27th.

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