Tag: derek chauvin

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/24–10/28

The Washington Post reports on the devastating effects of nonfatal police shootings; Maryland’s attorney general re-examines cases for police bias; another cop pleads guilty for George Floyd’s death; and more! 

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Carli Pierson: Weakening Police Unions Can Strengthen Public Safety

Attorney Carli Pierson examines how loosening the grip of police unions can open the doors to police accountability. She also looks at Colorado as a model of successful police reform.

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/30–6/3

Legal experts note how qualified immunity could shield Uvalde’s rogue cops; public safety advocates deliver urgent messages to New York lawmakers; a federal court paves the way for police accountability; and more!

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/10–1/14

Aloe Blacc slams qualified immunity; Seattle watchdogs expose rogue cops; Oregon policymakers protect the right to protest in Portland; and more!

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/13–12/17

Anquan Boldin fights for public safety; Vermont legislators plan policy to end qualified immunity; the New York City Council authorizes investigations into police misconduct; and more!

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Leslie Herod, Mari Newman Reflect on Colorado Win

Last year, Colorado became the first state state to end qualified immunity (QI). Leslie Herod and Mari Newman were instrumental in passing this reform. In USA Today, the trailblazers discuss how they led their state toward eliminating QI.

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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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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.

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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.

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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).