Time to End Qualified Immunity
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Sounds like getting rid of immunity for cops would be a good idea. Especially those who use lethal force without knowing the situation, who is the threat, and who is the homeowner.Doing away with qualified immunity would effectively do away with law enforcement. There is nothing wrong with qualified immunity, it shields officers and other governmental officials from frivolous lawsuits. It does not shield them from violations of clearly established law. It isn't difficult to overcome qualified immunity, all you need to do is demonstrate that there was established constitutional, statutory, or common law that put the government official on notice that his actions were unlawful.
If you do away with qualified immunity, police officers who legitimately used lethal force to defend themselves would always face trial by the family members of the suspect. Not every case deserves to go before a jury when the facts aren't in dispute.
We have to protect those who protect us. Otherwise you will have police officers who will refuse to do their job out of fear of being sued.