Patrick Jaicomo of the Institute for Justice discusses the (brief) history of the “qualified immunity” doctrine, which makes it very difficult for civilians to sue government agents for constitutional rights violations. Jaicomo breaks down the different types of legal immunity, and the ways in which it’s still possible, sometimes, to seek redress for unjust killings, thefts, and other abuses by government officials. Usually, however, the state protects its own, at the expense of ordinary citizens.
Discussed on the show:
- “Police Stole $225k in Cash and Coins, and the Courts Said “Okay”” (Institute for Justice)
- “Tamir Rice’s Basically Reasonable Murder” (Simple Justice)
Patrick Jaicomo is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. You can follow his work on Twitter @pjaicomo.
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