n a recent investigation conducted by [Reuters], they examined 500 cases to see if the Supreme Court proves Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s assertion that the court acts as “an absolute shield” against police accountability.
The study found that “qualified immunity” has acted as a barrier that prevents police from even being tried for excessive force. Qualified Immunity is a doctrine that was introduced in 1967 by the Supreme Court to protect government officials from unnecessary litigation.
The killing of black people in America today and the tens of thousands who have died since the police was given carte blanch rests squarely on the United States Supreme Court that has allowed police to kill minorities without cause for care.
Michael J Klarman a Professor at law at Harvard University wrote in reference to the US Supreme Court’s decisions.
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