May 25, 2021, marks the one year anniversary of Floyd’s murder at the hands of ex-cop Derek Chauvin. In the last 12 months, we’ve witnessed a dramatic increase in the nationwide demand for greater police accountability.
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is a leader in the national efforts to end qualified immunity (QI). On May 25, the the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, Rep. Pressley went on MSNBC.
The Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Daily News wrote an op-ed on qualified immunity (QI). The op-ed supports Senate Bill 2. This act seeks to end QI for bad cops in the Golden State. SB 2 was introduced by State Senator Steven Bradford. Along with targeting QI, the bill wants to decertify bad cops. SB 2 is a response to the growing calls to eliminate QI, both in California and nationwide. These calls have increased since George Floyd’s death in May 2020.
WBUR’s On Point is hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti with producer Anna Baum. The episode on QI is called “How Refroming Qualified Immunity Could Transform Policing in America.” The guests are Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Law at UCLA, and Colorado State Rep. Leslie Herod. In June 2020, Colorado became the first state to end qualified immunity. Rep. Herod was instrumental in making that happen.
Ben Cohen weighs in on corporate activism and ending qualified immunity (QI). Ben is the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and co-chair of the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity. He recently spoke to The Hill about corporate activism. Specifically, about the ways in which businesses can use their power to solve social problems.
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass recently appeared on ABC’s The View to look at qualified immunity. The House Democrat came by the popular daytime talk show to speak about police reform. A criminal justice reform advocate, Rep. Bass is a leading sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, shares his thoughts on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict.
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.
Anquan Boldin wants to end qualified immunity (QI). As SportsCasting reports, the longtime Arizona Cardinals receiver “has gone from celebrating touchdowns to fighting for equality.”
Ending qualified immunity (QI) in Minnesota (MN) is becoming closer to a reality. As the Derek Chauvin trial gets underway, a MN House Committee passed a bill aimed at ending qualified immunity for bad cops.