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Civil Rights Groups to Congress: End QI

On July 7, a coalition of 29 prominent civil rights groups wrote a letter calling on Congress to end qualified immunity. The group includes the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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USA Today Editorial Board Comes Out Against QI

The USA Today Editorial Board comes out against qualified immunity (QI). On July 8, the USA Today Editorial Board published a piece criticizing the court-created rule.

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Sonia Pruitt Publishes Op-Ed on QI

On June 28, Sonia Pruitt published an op-ed for CNN. In her piece, the former police captain shares her thoughts on qualified immunity (QI). Captain Pruitt says that QI must go.

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Institute for Justice Writes Op-Ed on QI

On June 24, the Institute for Justice (IJ) published an op-ed in USA Today. The op-ed discusses the compromises in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JPA). Per IJ, a leaked draft of the compromise bill “shows hope” for reforming qualified immunity (QI).

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Vox Poll: Americans Want to End QI

According to a Vox poll, most Americans want to end qualified immunity (QI). Between June 9–11, VOX/Data for Progress conducted a survey. This survey focused on police reform. The data reveals that most Americans support “a more progressive approach” to police reform. This approach includes ending QI.

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NYT Features CTEQI

The New York Times features the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity (CTEQI) in a recent article. Specifically, in an article that examines qualified immunity (QI) in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JPA).

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NYC Council Speaker on Ending QI

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson recently spoke to MSNBC’s Lawerence O’Donnell about ending qualified immunity in New York in light of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.

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Ben & Jerry Hit C-Span to Discuss QI

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield recently sat down with C-Span’s Pedro Echevarria on his program, The Washington Journal.

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Jerry Greenfield on How Qualified Immunity Stifles Police Accountability

Campaign To End Qualified Immunity Co-Chair Jerry Greenfield recently appeared on Between The Lines to discuss qualified immunity and how the legal doctrine stifles accountability for bad police officers.

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Ending Qualified Immunity in New York City Is a “No-Brainer,” Says Council Speaker Corey Johnson

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson voiced his support of a package the Council introduced that contains 11 bills—including one to end qualified immunity—that aims to “change the footprint of policing in New York City”