Why Aren’t Cops Held to Account?
Decades of Supreme Court decisions have converted qualified immunity from a commonsense rule into a powerful doctrine that deprives people injured by police misconduct of recourse.
The Fear of Too Much Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Courts
by Stephen B. Bright and James Kwak, with a foreword by Bryan Stevenson
Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable
by Joanna Schwartz
September 21, 2023 issue