Month: July 2021

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Charles Lorentz’s Mother Wants to End QI

Charles Lorentz’s mother wants to end qualified immunity (QI). On March 21, 2020, a bad park ranger fatally shot Charles during a minor traffic stop. Charles was unarmed. In response, his mother, Kimberly Beck, sued. Yet, Charles Lorentz’s loved ones were denied justice.

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Schoolteachers and QI

In a recent article, Slate examines schoolteachers and qualified immunity (QI). As Slate notes, the fight to end QI mostly focuses on bad cops. However, “it is important to keep in mind that qualified immunity extends beyond just police-civilian interactions.”

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Pew Center: 2021 a “Groundbreaking Year for Police Accountability”

“2021 has proven to be a groundbreaking year for police accountability,” reports the Pew Center. Although federal efforts to pass police reform have stalled in the Senate, it’s a different story on a state level.

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Colorado: One Year Without Qualified Immunity

In 2020, Colorado made police reform history. It became the first state to end qualified immunity. What effect has that had on policing in the Centennial State? Newsy takes a look.

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Al Sharpton Wants to End QI

Al Sharpton wants to end qualified immunity (QI). The civil rights activist and host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation recently called out the unjust doctrine while discussing the tragic death of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain.

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Clarence Thomas Slams QI

Clarence Thomas slams qualified immunity (QI). As Forbes reports, Justice Thomas wants the Supreme Court to “reconsider” QI. Clarence Thomas is a notable critic of the controversial doctrine.

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Civil Rights Groups to Congress: End QI

On July 7, a coalition of 29 prominent civil rights groups wrote a letter calling on Congress to end qualified immunity. The group includes the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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USA Today Editorial Board Comes Out Against QI

The USA Today Editorial Board comes out against qualified immunity (QI). On July 8, the USA Today Editorial Board published a piece criticizing the court-created rule.

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Al Sharpton Demands Justice for Hunter Brittain

Al Sharpton demands justice for Hunter Brittain. On June 23, a bad sheriff’s deputy fatally shot Brittan during a traffic stop outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brittain, aged 17, was unarmed.

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Philando Castile’s Mother Wants to End QI

Philando Castile’s mother wants to end qualified immunity (QI). Tuesday, July 5, was the fifth anniversary of Philando Castile’s death. His mother, Valerie, calls for justice in her son’s memory.