Tag: usa today

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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!

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Legal Experts: States Can Reform “Dysfunctional” Policing

Legal experts Alexander A. Reinert, Joanna C. Schwartz, and James E. Pfander discuss how states can protect public safety by abolishing qualified immunity. As they write, “Today’s crisis in the criminal legal system…provides an opportunity for a new kind of civil rights federalism—one that begins with state legislative action.”

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/31–2/4

A faith leader questions qualified immunity; Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. seeks accountability for his father; the ACLU of Vermont testifies for public safety; and more!

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Jim Wallis Examines QI Through an Ethical Lens

In recent years, business leaders, pro athletes, and creative artists have all spoken out against qualified immunity. Now, we can add another group to the list: faith leaders. Jim Wallis, founding director of the Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice, examines the unjust doctrine through an ethical lens.

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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!

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/17–1/21

Council member who helped limit qualified immunity in NYC calls on states to follow suit; public safety activists demand police transparency in Maryland; President Biden plans executive action on police reform; and more!

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Stephen Levin Calls on States to End QI

Stephen Levin, the former NYC council member who helped limit qualified immunity in the Big Apple, says New York and other states must now “step up to protect their residents.”

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/10–1/14

Aloe Blacc slams qualified immunity; Seattle watchdogs expose rogue cops; Oregon policymakers protect the right to protest in Portland; and more!

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Aloe Blacc: QI “Tramples” Our Basic Rights

Musician, activist, and CTEQI coalition partner Aloe Blacc slams qualified immunity in a recent USA Today op-ed. The doctrine, he writes, “tramples our basic right to a fair trial” when bad government officials abuse their authority.

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CTEQI Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/3–1/7

A noted legal scholar calls on states to “rein in the police”; Vermont makes headlines for taking on qualified immunity; Illinois residents stand up for public safety; and more!