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Stop Political appointments in Federal Law Enforcement

We should address the issue of political appointments in the area of federal law enforcement. I think those agencies that still fall victim to congressional political appointment every four years will continue to remain behind the bell curve of advancement. I don’t think we should appoint someone to head federal law enforcement agencies, if that person doesn’t have an effective work history within that agency. I don’t ...more »

Submitted by (@savntay)

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Solicit public input on inmate activities

Background: The Bureau of Prisons manages over 200,000 inmates, about one tenth of whom, as employees of Federal Prison Industries (FPI), are currently productively engaged in manufacturing. All of us have a fundamental need to play a meaningful role in society, and prison inmates are no exception. Learning how to play a constructive role in society is a key element of rehabilitation. In many cases inmates have never ...more »

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A HUGE Need for a better monitoring of sex offenders

We need one huge database that actually monitors ALL sex offenders in the nation. The DOJ national website is ok but does not update the site frequently enough. Nor do the states monitor the offenders closely. There needs to be more of a commitment towards keeping these perverts away from our children and loved ones!!!! We have been trying to track some of these creeps and we have been tracking from one state to the other ...more »

Submitted by (@jhall0)

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Disclose Company Bio of "IdeaScale"

Considering that IdeaScale seems to be enjoying a huge governmental contract, supplying virtually ALL of the government agencies, (including, of course, the DOJ), I find it interesting that I cannot seem to find a company bio that lists officers, owners, or subsidiaries of "IdeaScale". In the interest of "transparency" may I suggest that EACH government website, including this one, using "IdeaScale" post a complete and ...more »

Submitted by (@m022u2)

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National Crime GIS/Database

I would like to see a national Crime GIS database. A national database, similar to the Uniform Crime Reports but in a real time GIS accessible system. Police departments around the country would enter criminal activity of the day into the system. And residents could access that information via a web portal and see where, when and what crimes were taking place. This would be different from the UCR in that not convictions ...more »

Submitted by (@cstringer)

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Protect every citizens right to freedom of speech

There has developed an obvious disconnect between the government and the people. The people that are governed are the body that should have a voice in the way that our country is run. Large corporations and insurance companies have way too much power and with the big banks just do whatever they want. They are not above the law. This administration has the hopes of an entire country to make the changes. There are so many ...more »

Submitted by (@ragincajun)

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Promote dialogue between Sr. Leaders & Staff?

Blogging tools or other social media technologies could be used to make it easier for Sr. Leaders at DOJ and staff to have real discussions. In addition to helping ferret out new ways to make the Dept. more efficient, I think this would help ensure that the day-to-day actions our in line with Dept's long term vision. Get leaders blogging & let staff respond!

Submitted by (@superneil)

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On transparency

Hi DOJ, Thank you for this opportunity. President Obama has repeatedly stated that he prefers to move forward, rather than revisit the actions of the previous administration. As a result, we now seem to have a need for transparency due to the subsequent clouding. Since ALL crime everywhere is always in the past, justice was invented to provide closure, through legal, transparent means. Though I believe I have some comprehension ...more »

Submitted by (@ablueplace)

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You really want to be transparent?

Then publish, in a timely manner, the names of all politicans, and their conversations, who contact the DOJ to discuss,inquire or give an opinion on any case under the DOJ. Remember the Jane Harman affair?..clear cut case if there ever was one...and what happened?...Nothing. Want to share who squelched that? You want people to work with you? O.K., I have a deal for you. If you don't want to publish what I suggested ...more »

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Online Public Access to Victims Complaints and The Responses

I would like to see a method that would allow public oversight concerning law enforcement and DOJ responses to formal complaints about criminal activity/victimization. Separately we could press for the inclusion of organized stalking, or stalking by three or more perpetrators as a distinct category. Ideally, I would like to see an ONLINE daily or weekly log accessible to the public, showing all the different categories ...more »

Submitted by (@rbwpenn)

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ARRA Reporting requirements

The reporting requirements under the ARRA are cumbersome. I understand the need, but it would be so much easier for the person responsible for completing the periodic reports if they were to be found in one place, instead of going to one site for the PMT, one for the 425 and one for the 1512 c. When you have more than one ARRA grant award it is difficult to remember what report is required, where to go to complete the ...more »

Submitted by (@cfleisch)

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