SCOTUS Issues Two Qualified Immunity Opinions this Week

This week the Supreme Court issued two separate rulings in qualified immunity cases involving allegations of excessive use of force by police officers. One out of the 9th circuit, involving an officer placing a knee on a suspect’s back for 8 seconds, and a second one involving a suspect who was shot and killed by police officers while charging at an officer with a hammer.

You may have seen the headlines around the interwebs about the SCOTUS strengthening qualified immunity in these two cases, or somehow changing the law in favor of the police. Is this the case? Since excessive force cases are my favorite, let’s go through these together. #QualifiedImmunity #ExcessiveForce #SCOTUS Freedom is Scary Ep. No. 78 (prerecorded, but scheduled to play at 10/20 at 8:00 p.m. ET)

2 thoughts on “SCOTUS Issues Two Qualified Immunity Opinions this Week

  1. So much evil they’re (still) hiding from us;

    “The kidney in question was dissected from a healthy Dutch baby girl of unknown origin by the team at Leiden University in the Netherlands in 1972. Despite the inclusion of the term ‘embryonic’ in the title, the baby in question was probably 12-13 weeks old when she was killed so as to secure functioning kidney cells. The man in charge of the research was named Alex Jan Van der Eb; he is still alive and still based in Holland.”
    “When questioned on the matter by the FDA in 2001, Dr Van der Eb confirmed it was an intentional abortion of a ‘fetus’ but gave hazy details of the exact experiments.”

  2. To “grant”, (under orders from AIPAC?), elevated immunity in a supposed Democratic Republic pisses in the face of our founding documents;

    Civil forfeiture, automatic death sentence for shooting a cop, qualified immunity –
    These and many more slick infringements upon our constitution must be set aside, (Let’s not forget “benevolent” cop unions etc. which have so much power they force the PEOPLE to reinstate dirty cops.

    Any and all of these “special” laws are unacceptable. Wake up.

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