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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/16–5/20

President Biden prepares to issue a police reform executive order; the Players Coalition pens a letter asking New York legislators to end qualified immunity; the ACLU of Vermont reinforces its commitment to police accountability; and more!

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/28–3/4

President Biden addresses police accountability during State of the Union; Ben and Jerry host a press conference for public safety in Vermont; NAACP attorneys condemn the “deepest failures” of qualified immunity; and more!

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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.

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/17–1/21

Council member who helped limit qualified immunity in NYC calls on states to follow suit; public safety activists demand police transparency in Maryland; President Biden plans executive action on police reform; and more!

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Charles Lorentz’s Mother Wants to End QI

Charles Lorentz’s mother wants to end qualified immunity (QI). On March 21, 2020, a bad park ranger fatally shot Charles during a minor traffic stop. In response, his mother, Kimberly Beck, sued. Yet, Charles Lorentz’s loved ones were denied justice.

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Boston Globe Op-Ed on QI

The Boston Globe recently published an op-ed on qualified immunity (QI). In her op-ed for the Globe, staff writer Kimberly Atkins supports ending the doctrine. Her piece focuses on bipartisan negotiations surrounding the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.