In June Some House Moderates Voted To Abolish Qualified Immunity for Cops. Now They’re Not So Sure
Qualified immunity, essentially a get out of jail free card for cops who engage in criminal behavior while policing, has been widely abused.
“Supporters of the status quo and most prominently the law enforcement lobby have been pretty effective at spreading misinformation about what qualified immunity is so that some people associate it with ‘defund the police,’” says Jay Schweikert, a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice. “Some people think that it’s, you know, just protecting really good cops acting reasonably, which, of course, is not what it’s doing.”
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