Latest News: Posts Tagged ‘above the law’

ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on the Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on Leonard Lopate at Large

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York · Ben Cohen on Above the Law: How Qualified Immunity Protects Violent Police

“Qualified immunity serves as a giant rubber stamp on even the most egregious transgressions” — ABOVE THE LAW featured in the Progressive

Friday, June 11th, 2021

“For decades, the legal construct of qualified immunity has allowed law enforcement officers and others to escape consequences for serious misconduct. It holds that officials cannot be held accountable unless their precise conduct has been found to be wrongful in the past, which keeps it from being found wrongful in the current instance. In practice, qualified immunity serves as a giant rubber stamp on even the most egregious transgressions. Above the Law: How “Qualified Immunity” Protects Violent Police by Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry’s fame), a new book slated for June 15 publication, highlights some examples”

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“Ending qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on CNN

Friday, June 11th, 2021

“Cops get off scot-free” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed by Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC

Friday, June 11th, 2021

“The Campaign to End Qualified Immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on Amped Up with Ryan Knight

Friday, June 4th, 2021

“Ben & Jerry’s co-founders ask Congress to end qualified immunity for police officers” — ABOVE THE LAW featured on FOX Business

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

“The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream called on Congress to end qualified immunity for law enforcement officers and overhaul of police standards nationwide, during an event on Capitol Hill on Thursday.”

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ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on Law and Disorder

Friday, May 21st, 2021

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“Police reform and the fight to end qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on MSNBC

Friday, May 21st, 2021

“Qualified Immunity breaks down trust between communities and the police” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on Yahoo! Finance

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

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“Calling for an end to qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on Pitchfork Economics

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

“Ending Police Immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on the Mehdi Hasan Show

Friday, May 7th, 2021

“Qualified immunity prevents holding cops accountable” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed for the Hill

Friday, May 7th, 2021

“Cohen regards this statute as one of the roots of systemic racism and policing.”

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“Qualified immunity is essentially a get out of jail free card for bad cops” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed for the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

“‘Above the Law,’ author Ben Cohen weighs in on enhancing police accountability.”

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“Qualified immunity is an insult to Americans whose rights have been violated by public officials.” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on the CATO Daily Podcast

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

“Ben Cohen tells some of those stories in Above the Law: How ‘Qualified Immunity’ Protects Violent Police.”

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“We must end ‘qualified immunity’ for police. It might save the next George Floyd” — ABOVE THE LAW excerpt published in the Guardian

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

“We have got to go further than simply seeking punishment for individual officers after they have ended a life. We have to change the culture of policing itself, to save the next life. We have to end qualified immunity,” Killer Mike writes.

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“Let’s get ‘Qualified Immunity’ thrown out.” — ABOVE THE LAW contributor Killer Mike interviewed on CNN

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

“When it comes right down to it, Cohen demonstrates, Qualified Immunity (QI) is not only evil as a police protection against ‘frivolous lawsuits’ but absurdly illogical” — ABOVE THE LAW reviewed in CounterPunch

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Quick-paced, well-edited, and educational. The intelligent reader will find it cogent, reasonable and offering actions that can be supported or accomplished… In the Foreword to Above the Law, rapper Michael Render (“Killer Mike”) provides an excellent emotional overview of the events at hand… Above the Law provides one example after another of the legal inanity that protects police.

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“The murder trial of Derek Chauvin has put a spotlight on a number of police reform efforts, including the push to end qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on CBS News

Friday, April 9th, 2021

“How ‘Qualified Immunity’ damages the relationship between law enforcement and their communities” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on MSNBC

Friday, April 9th, 2021

“It is now time to shift from protest to policy” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed for CNN

Friday, April 9th, 2021

“We are now united in a coalition that is resolved to end this get-out-of-jail free card for bad cops.”

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“The campaign to end qualified immunity in civil rights cases involving police” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen interviewed on C-SPAN

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

“End qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen writes for the Hill

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

“Qualified immunity is a judge-made legal defense that prevents police and other government officials from being held civilly liable for violating people’s rights.”

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“Better policing begins with accountability and an end to qualified immunity” — ABOVE THE LAW author Ben Cohen writes for USA Today

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

“Ending qualified immunity will send a clear message: Nobody, not even law enforcement, is above the law.”

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