qualified immunity


Opinion: How a Three-Tier Justice System Hurts Good Cops

Good cops protect and serve. They do not lie to put an innocent teenager in prison, brandish a gun to silence a concerned citizen, or use a chokehold to injure an elderly military veteran. Unfortunately, bad cops have done all these things and then claimed immunity to escape liability. When courts let them off the

Police reforms

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority to crack down on demonstrations. The sponsors of the GOP measures acted in the wake of

Criminal Justice Reform

Why Merrick Garland’s Police Reform Approach Will Be Useless

Merrick Garland is the new U.S. attorney general. But will things change under his leadership? He weighed in on police reform during his Senate Judiciary hearing, and it was enough to give any criminal justice advocate a headache. He discussed some great ideas: The potential for increased police investigations led by the Justice Department and criminal prosecution

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