Support the Ending Qualified Immunity! No more protection for police criminality!
Prosecutors have to work with the police every day, so prosecutors don’t like to file charges against cops.
This means a civil suit is often the only option for people who have been victimized by the police.
Sadly, something called “qualified immunity” makes it impossible to sue cops.
Qualified Immunity is an idea conjured out of thin air in 1967. The Supreme Court took it upon themselves to dictate that the police are immune from liability unless their victim can demonstrate that a previous court ruled…
- the exact same violation
- in the exact same jurisdiction
- involving the exact same facts
…was also a constitutional violation.
If that sounds insane to you, that’s because it is. For one thing, it means that a constitutional precedent can’t be established unless it has already been established. That’s a Catch-22.
It also means that police can rarely be held responsible for their actions. This gives them a blank check to engage in criminal behavior.
Representative Justin Amash has introduced the Ending Qualified Immunity Act. This bill enjoys “tripartisan” co-sponsorship!
We’re looking for 300 Agenda Setters in your district to help pass this legislation. Will you consider being one of the 300 for your district?
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Jim Babka, President
Agenda Setters by Downsize DC
Today’s Action: End Qualified Immunity