Month: April 2021


Philonise Floyd on Ending QI

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, shares his thoughts on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict.

News Digest

Chauvin Verdict Sparks Nationwide Calls to End QI

Nationwide calls to end qualified immunity (QI) intensify in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s murder. Here’s what people around the country, from activists to lawmakers, are saying about police accountability and ending qualified immunity.


Ending QI in California

Ending qualified immunity (QI) in California is closer than ever. Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield and Julia Yoo, all CTEQI leaders, discuss QI and police accountability in California.


Killer Mike in The Guardian

The UK-based publication recently printed Killer Mike’s preface to Ben Cohen’s new book, Above the Law: How ‘Qualified Immunity’ Protects Violent Police, as an op-ed.


Van Jones Speaks Out on QI

As the nation awaits the verdict of Derek Chauvin’s trial, Van Jones speaks out. Jones calls on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and end qualified immunity (QI).


Police Accountability in Ohio

As WYSO Ohio writes, a coalition of statewide civil rights groups has formed to take on the troubled doctrine. The group, Accountability Now Ohio, set up a petition drive in Cincinnati on April 17. The goal was to collect enough signatures to register themselves as a political action committee (PAC).


Killer Mike Wants to End QI

Revolt reports how rapper and activist Killer Mike is speaking out against the court-created loophole “widely regarded as one of the most unjustified legal doctrines in American history.”


Activist on Ending QI

In a recent op-ed for EBONY, activist Najee Ali urges action on ending qualified immunity (QI). In her piece, the civil rights activist looks at how, by shielding bad cops from liability, QI has contributed to years of police violence.


VA NAACP Wants to End QI

The Virginia (VA) NAACP has launched a campaign to end qualified immunity (QI). This effort began after footage of an unprovoked attack on Caron Nazario by two Windsor, VA, police officers went viral.


Former Cop: QI Makes Us Less Safe

Former cop Diane Goldstein speaks out against qualified immunity (QI) in her recent think-piece for The Crime Report. In the article, Goldstein dispels some of the common misconceptions about ending the controversial doctrine.