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The California Senate has passed a bill that would create a process to sue police officers for violations of rights in state court without the possibility of “qualified immunity” as a defense. Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced Senate Bill 2 (SB2) last December. The legislation would amend existing state law that creates a cause of action in state courts to sue a “person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes or attempts to interfere, by threats, intimidation, or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any individual or individuals of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of the rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state.” The Tom Bane Civil Rights Act was originally enacted to address “hate crimes,” but it has also been used to sue police officers who violate individual rights. Qualified immunity is not a defense under the law, but according to Mission Local, “It still grants police officers immunity for certain major offenses, critics say, and it has been ‘mangled’ by the courts over its three-decade lifespan.” While the current law does not provide a qualified immunity defense, it grants “absolute immunity” to police officers who plant evidence, use excessive force on prisoners, or deny prisoners proper medical care. San Diego-based civil rights attorney Julia Yoo told Mission Local, the law provides these immunities to “law-breaking police officers who engage in the most egregious misconduct.” “It’s not even a qualified immunity. You can’t file a lawsuit — period,” she said. SB2 would close the loopholes in the current law and create a legitimate alternative pathway to sue law enforcement officers without qualified immunity as a defense. It would also create a framework to strip police officers who violate individual rights of their right to work law enforcement in California. On May 26, the Senate passed SB2 by a 26-9 vote. #qualifiedimmunity #california #libertarian #constitution #10thAmendment https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/06/california-senate-passes-bill-to-close-qualified-immunity-loopholes-in-state-law/
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It's not like we weren't warned. #truth #quotes #warning #founders #libertarian

18 views · Jun 9th
The California Senate has passed a bill that would create a process to sue police officers for violations of rights in state court without the possibility of “qualified immunity” as a defense. Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced Senate Bill 2 (SB2) last December. The legislation would amend existing state law that creates a cause of action in state courts to sue a “person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes or attempts to interfere, by threats, intimidation, or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any individual or individuals of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of the rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state.” The Tom Bane Civil Rights Act was originally enacted to address “hate crimes,” but it has also been used to sue police officers who violate individual rights. Qualified immunity is not a defense under the law, but according to Mission Local, “It still grants police officers immunity for certain major offenses, critics say, and it has been ‘mangled’ by the courts over its three-decade lifespan.” While the current law does not provide a qualified immunity defense, it grants “absolute immunity” to police officers who plant evidence, use excessive force on prisoners, or deny prisoners proper medical care. San Diego-based civil rights attorney Julia Yoo told Mission Local, the law provides these immunities to “law-breaking police officers who engage in the most egregious misconduct.” “It’s not even a qualified immunity. You can’t file a lawsuit — period,” she said. SB2 would close the loopholes in the current law and create a legitimate alternative pathway to sue law enforcement officers without qualified immunity as a defense. It would also create a framework to strip police officers who violate individual rights of their right to work law enforcement in California. On May 26, the Senate passed SB2 by a 26-9 vote. #qualifiedimmunity #california #libertarian #constitution #10thAmendment https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/06/california-senate-passes-bill-to-close-qualified-immunity-loopholes-in-state-law/
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