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.
President Biden signs police-reform executive orders; Ben Cohen advocates for New York’s bill to end qualified immunity; civil rights activists hold a symbolic memorial for victims of state violence; and more!
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!
Darlene McDay’s son, Dante Taylor, died as the result of the abuse he endured from bad corrections officers. Turning devastating grief into righteous purpose, Darlene has become a passionate civil rights advocate, and is co-leader of End QI NY. She tells her story in a recent op-ed.
The Players Coalition has signed a letter to New York legislators urging passage of S 1991, the bill to end qualified immunity. “It’s time for New York to step up to the plate and protect its communities,” the letter states.
Brendan Cox, the former Albany chief of police, has penned an op-ed supporting S 1991, the bill to end qualified immunity in New York.
Daunte Wright’s mother gets detained for exercising her constitutional rights; a screening of The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain honors families impacted by state violence; a retired cop speaks out against qualified immunity; and more!
A VIP screening of the acclaimed film The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain honored New York families impacted by government violence and called on Albany lawmakers to end qualified immunity in the state.
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.”
Courts rule in favor of police accountability; Maryland eyes new public safety measures; House reps speak out against qualified immunity; and more!