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Above the law, how "qualified immunity" protects violent police, Ben Cohen ; with a foreword by Michael Render ("Killer Mike")

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Above the law, how "qualified immunity" protects violent police, Ben Cohen ; with a foreword by Michael Render ("Killer Mike")
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Above the law
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1245657374
Responsibility statement
Ben Cohen ; with a foreword by Michael Render ("Killer Mike")
Sub title
how "qualified immunity" protects violent police
Summary
It happens over and over again. The culprit here, alongside the cops, is Qualified Immunity (QI), a legal principle which Reuters describes as “a nearly failsafe tool to let police brutality go unpunished and deny victims their constitutional rights.” Originally intended to protect cops from being sued over good faith mistakes, courts have interpreted QI so broadly that police are shielded from accountability in all but the rarest of circumstances. Only when the exact same abusive behavior was already deemed unconstitutional by a court in the exact same jurisdiction can victims succeed in a prosecution. Above the Law recounts 12 cases in which justice was denied because of QI. The stories are accompanied by infographics, timelines, and contextualizing background to create a concise and compelling indictment of an outrageously unjust legal principle that must be changed. --, Amazon.com
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