SB 2 passes in California. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 2. In addition, he signed other police reform provisions. This is a huge win in the fight to end qualified immunity.
Efforts to pass the JPA (George Floyd Justice in Policing Act) have officially collapsed, The Washington Post reports. Bipartisan lawmakers failed to reach an agreement. However, the fight to end qualified immunity continues.
Today, federal lawmakers let down the American people by scraping qualified immunity reform from the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act negotiations. But the good news is, we still have many viable paths to accountability. Our fight is far from over.
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.
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.
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.
Ayanna Pressley fights qualified immunity (QI). The Massachusetts congresswoman recently spoke with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on the need to keep QI reform in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JPA).
On June 24, Ben Cohen promoted his new book, Above the Law, on the Soul of a Nation podcast. Ben and host Rev. Jim Wallis discuss racial, justice, police accountability, and the need to end qualified immunity.
On June 24, the Institute for Justice (IJ) published an op-ed in USA Today. The op-ed discusses the compromises in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JPA). Per IJ, a leaked draft of the compromise bill “shows hope” for reforming qualified immunity (QI).
According to a Vox poll, most Americans want to end qualified immunity (QI). Between June 9–11, VOX/Data for Progress conducted a survey. This survey focused on police reform. The data reveals that most Americans support “a more progressive approach” to police reform. This approach includes ending QI.