Qualified Immunity protects government officials (including police officers) when they abuse the authority they are given.
All of our public servants who are given authority over others should always be held to the highest of standards.
Without unnecessary enforcement of laws that criminalize a victim-less act, many tragic incidents involving police officers can be avoided. For this reason, we must end the process of arresting and prosecuting those whose actions create no victim. Among these actions are drug possession, sex work, gambling and working without documentation or government licensing.
The drug war, qualified immunity, no-knock warrants, over policing, and other misguided policies perpetuate a violent system where human behavior is criminalized and human life is not valued.
Restore justice. defend rights.