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News Digest

CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/23–1/27

Slate explores the current response to police reform; New Yorkers rally in Albany to end qualified immunity; Texas introduces legislation to hold law enforcement accountable; and more!

News Digest

CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/12–12/16

A Yale professor challenges assumptions about policing and crime; Washington State eyes a bill to end qualified immunity; Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend settles with the city of Louisville; and more!

News Digest

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! 

News Digest

CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/19–9/23

Qualified immunity denies justice for Isaiah Lewis; a federal judge sides with Kenneth Chamberlain’s family; another rogue cop is sentenced for abetting George Floyd’s murder; and more!


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.

News Digest

CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/23–5/27

President Biden signs police-reform executive orders; Ben Cohen advocates for New York’s bill to end qualified immunity; civil rights activists hold a symbolic memorial for victims of state violence; and more!


Players Coalition Asks NY Legislators to End QI

The Players Coalition has signed a letter to New York legislators urging passage of S 1991, the bill to end qualified immunity. “It’s time for New York to step up to the plate and protect its communities,” the letter states.


Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley Reignite Federal Call to End QI

Following President Biden’s State of the Union speech, congresswomen Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley held a rally March 3 in front of the Department of Justice, reigniting the call to end qualified immunity at the federal level.


Kesha Ram-Hinsdale, Ben and Jerry, and Others Hold Press Conference to End QI in VT

On March 2, a group of Vermont lawmakers and activists—including Sen. Kesha Ram-Hinsdale and Ben and Jerry—held a press conference in Burlington to draw attention to the necessity of abolishing qualified immunity in the Green Mountain State.


Newsday Spotlights S 1991

Newsday takes a look at S 1991, the bill to end qualified immunity in New York, and speaks to End QI NY’s Katerina Siira about how this measure will transform public safety in the Empire State.