End Qualified Immunity
Stop shielding criminal police
Qualified Immunity is an idea conjured out of thin air by the Supreme Court in 1967.
The Court decided that the police are immune from liability unless their victim can show that a previous court ruled that the exact same act, involving the exact same facts, was a constitutional violation.
If that sounds insane to you, that’s because it is. 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 only rarely be held responsible for their actions.
Representative Justin Amash (L) has introduced the Ending Qualified Immunity Act (HR 7085). This bill will allow citizens to sue cops who have violated the law.
Here’s how we’ll pass this bill…
Direct, in-person requests by 300 constituents – visiting local congressional offices in constant waves of 3, 5, or 6 – should lead your representative to sponsor this bill. Similar groups of 300 will be at work in every congressional district.
- No local meetings will be scheduled until all 300 people are committed.
- You can go at a time convenient to you.
- You won’t have to speak much unless you want to.
- When we have a majority of congressional sponsors the bill will pass and the world will change.
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