Backed by a broad, politically diverse coalition and strong public support, proposed legislation would end qualified immunity for bad cops in Vermont.
Members of the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity (CTEQI) coalition including Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Clark Neily, and Jay Schweikert held a press conference to call on Congress to end qualified immunity (QI).
The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCAA) is a police organization representing large cities in the United States and Canada. On May 9, the MCCA released a statement that supports qualified immunity (QI) reform.
As host Caleb O. Brown notes, Ben Cohen has been doing some heavy lifting speaking out against qualified immunity (QI). As well as being the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben is the co-chair of the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity (CTEQI). And, as Brown says, he’s now written a book on the topic. On the Cato Daily Podcast, Ben talks about Above the Law, his new book.
For the first time in 16 years, the Supreme Court issued a qualified immunity decision in which it held that the defendants’ actions violated “clearly established law.”