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The Resource Above the law : how "qualified immunity" protects violent police

Above the law : how "qualified immunity" protects violent police

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Above the law : how "qualified immunity" protects violent police
Title
Above the law
Title remainder
how "qualified immunity" protects violent police
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Language
eng
Summary
- A police officer kills a twelve-year-old boy. It's caught on video. The officer gets off. - A police officer strangles a man selling cigarettes. It's caught on video. The officer gets off. - A police officer shoots a man in his car. It's live-streamed. The officer gets off. 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
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Cohen, Ben
Dewey number
363.2/32
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Police shootings
  • Tort liability of police
Target audience
adult
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Above the law : how "qualified immunity" protects violent police
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT14119980
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781682192559
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14119980
Specific material designation
remote
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14119980
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Above the law : how "qualified immunity" protects violent police
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14119980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781682192559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14119980
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14119980
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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