The NAACP Legal Defense Fund condemns qualified immunity (QI) in a new op-ed for USA Today. The civil rights organization addresses how courts have created “serious barriers to accountability and fairness” because of QI.
Raffi Melkonian speaks out against qualified immunity (QI) in USA Today. Melkonian is a Houston-based attorney and a QI critic. As he discusses in his op-ed, suing rogue cops is nearly impossible because “qualified immunity upends the usual process and can stall cases for years.”
Ben and Jerry pen an op-ed for USA Today. In their piece, the duo addresses our nation’s public safety crisis. Furthermore, they speak about how white people can tackle systemic racism in law enforcement.
Last year, Colorado became the first state state to end qualified immunity (QI). Leslie Herod and Mari Newman were instrumental in passing this reform. In USA Today, the trailblazers discuss how they led their state toward eliminating QI.
Kevin Byrd challenges qualified immunity (QI). In 2019, bad federal agent Ray Lamb threatened Byrd in an unprovoked attack. In response, Byrd sued. But Lamb got QI. Now, Kevin Byrd hopes to take his case to the Supreme Court.
Content Warning: sexual assault
In 2016, bad cop Thomas Carl Pierson sexually assaulted Lynette Christmas during a traffic stop. Christmas survived and pursued justice. She’s now an accountability advocate. Specifically, she advocates to end qualified immunity.
Diane Goldstein debunks 8 myths about qualified immunity (QI). Retired Lt. Goldstein is the executive director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership. On September 16, she published an op-ed in USA Today that debunks 8 myths about the unjust doctrine.
USA Today looks at the Supreme Court and qualified immunity (QI). In a new op-ed, USA Today’s Editorial Board examines some recent QI rulings. Handed down by the Supreme Court, these rulings could signal “a new era of accountability.”
Freedom of speech and qualified immunity (QI). That’s the topic of a recent USA Today op-ed. The piece focuses on how QI protects college administrators. Specifically, when they violate a student’s First Amendment rights.
On August 6, USA Today’s Editorial Board published an op-ed. In it, they discuss QI reform. Particularly, state-based efforts to repeal the doctrine.