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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/12–9/16

an Alabama pastor recalls his harrowing experience with racist policing; Chicago’s new deputy mayor for public safety addresses police reform; the ACLU takes on qualified immunity in Louisiana; and more!

News Digest

CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/27–7/1

The Washington Post calls on Congress to bolster federal accountability; a human rights lawyer explains how weakening police unions can strengthen public safety; the rogue detective involved in Breonna Taylor’s death loses his second appeal; and more!

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Carli Pierson: Weakening Police Unions Can Strengthen Public Safety

Attorney Carli Pierson examines how loosening the grip of police unions can open the doors to police accountability. She also looks at Colorado as a model of successful police reform.

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/9–5/13

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!

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Julia Salazar Blasts QI for Shielding Sexually Abusive Prison Guards

(CW: sexual assault)

In a recent op-ed, New York State Senator Julia Salazar blasts qualified immunity (QI) for shielding sexually abusive prison guards from accountability. Salazar, chair of the New York State Senate’s Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, is a co-sponsor of S 1991, the New York bill that would end QI for bad correction officers.

News Digest

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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Pamela Moses Case Illustrates the “Deepest Failures” of QI

Georgina Yeomans and Kevin Jason from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund highlight the Pamela Moses case as an example of the “deepest failures” of our legal system, looking at how qualified immunity “protects officials and punishes citizens.” 

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/21–2/25

A noted reverend explains the “moral duty” of holding rogue cops accountable; a top Vermont prosecutor wants to topple qualified immunity; Maryland’s public safety bill gets a hearing; and more!

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Rev. Adam Russell Taylor: We Have a “Moral Duty” to End QI

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, explains why we have a “moral duty” to end qualified immunity. “For our justice system to have any legitimacy,” he writes, “wrongdoers must be punished fairly and equally, whether they are holding a badge or not.”

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/8–2/11

The Innocence Project discusses how they helped to eliminate qualified immunity in New Mexico; Ben and Jerry host a virtual event to support Vermont’s public safety bill; Chicago’s Office of Police Accountability investigates the humanitarian crisis in prisons; and more!