What Qualified Immunity is, in short:
- Post Civil Rights, late 60s legislation basically granting cops (and other state officials) immunity to being held accountable for their unlawful actions.
For more extensive details read this twitter thread by Justin Amash (rep from MI who is trying to end QI) https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1267267244029083648 It’s an amazingly glaring violation of human rights, and an example of how the system is literally written to favor those in power.
Most of yall probably are represented by Emmanuel Cleaver, whose number is: (202) 225-4535
But if not, find your rep here and demand and end to Qualified Immunity:
Peace & Love People. 1312