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New York Legislature Fails to End QI This Session

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 Calls Out QI in the NY Daily News

Ben Cohen advocates for the bill to end qualified immunity in New York State in a recent op-ed for the NY Daily News.


Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial Board Supports Ending QI in NY

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.”


Mother’s Day of Action Honors Impacted Families, Condemns QI

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 Spotlights S 1991

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.

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/24–1/28

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!


Robert Jackson: NY “Must End QI Now”

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.


New York State Pushes to End QI

Although federal efforts to repeal qualified immunity have failed, police reform advocates possess a new strategy: targeting individual states. One of these states is New York. 


CTEQI Partners Rally in New York to End QI

On Wednesday, June 2, Campaign to End Qualified Immunity (CTEQI) coalition partners attended a rally to end qualified immunity (QI) in New York State. The event took place outside the New York State Capitol in Albany.


NYS Senator Robert Jackson Wants to End QI

New York State (NYS) Senator Robert Jackson wants to end qualified immunity (QI). On May 10, Senator Robert Jackson stopped by WYNC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. He came on the program to discuss S 1991, a police reform bill he’s sponsoring. S 1991 aims to end qualified immunity (QI) in New York State.