In response to Tyre Nichols’ fatal police beating, a growing number of states are setting their sights on ending qualified immunity in 2023.
Reason blasts qualified immunity; Washington State inches closer to police accountability; Mississippi activists demand justice for two Black men beaten by racist cops; and more!
Slate explores the current response to police reform; New Yorkers rally in Albany to end qualified immunity; Texas introduces legislation to hold law enforcement accountable; and more!
The New York Legislature has failed to pass S 1991, the bill that would’ve ended qualified immunity, this session. Although disappointed, public safety advocates don’t feel defeated, and vow to continue pressing forward.
Ben Cohen advocates for the bill to end qualified immunity in New York State in a recent op-ed for the NY Daily News.
The Syracuse Post-Standard editorial board has come out against qualified immunity. The doctrine, they write, “is a barrier to justice, even when authorities commit egregious abuses that defy the Constitution, common sense and basic human dignity.”
A coalition of mothers, lawmakers, and public safety advocates held a Mother’s Day of Action at the New York State Capitol on Wednesday, May 4, to honor New York families impacted by government violence and call on legislators to end qualified immunity in the 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.
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!
State Senator Robert Jackson, sponsor of NY’s QI-busting bill S 1991, has penned an op-ed slamming the unjust doctrine. “The battle to end qualified immunity can’t wait,” he writes in the New York Daily News.