Police act like laws don’t apply to them because of ‘qualified immunity.’ They’re right.
Qualified Immunity is an issue that this country would be wise to consider deeply. Cops should not have a get out of jail card if they commit crimes during their work.
(From USA Today)
In the last year alone — along with the two cases above — courts have granted qualified immunity to:
► Officers who stole $225,000;
► A cop who shot a 10 year old while trying to shoot a nonthreatening family dog;
► Prison officials who locked an inmate in a sewage-flooded cell for days;
► SWAT team members who fired gas grenades into an innocent woman’s empty home;
► Medical board officials who rifled through a doctor’s client files without a warrant;
► County officials who held a 14 year old in pretrial solitary confinement for over a month;
► A cop who body-slammed a 5-foot-tall woman for walking away from him;
► And police who picked up a mentally infirmed man, drove him to the county line, and dropped him off at dusk along the highway, where he was later struck and killed by a motorist.