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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
The Cato Institute explains how qualified immunity hurts law enforcement; advocates hold a press conference supporting New York’s public safety bill; renewed calls for federal police reform intensify following Amir Locke’s death; and more!
A mother and activist calls for police accountability; New York State Senator Robert Jackson slams qualified immunity; a major advocacy group endorses Vermont’s public safety bill; and more!