CNY Solidarity Coalition

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Make police more accountable. End qualified immunity in NY (Editorial Board Opinion)

The New York bill, sponsored by Assembly Member Pamela Hunter, D-Syracuse, would eliminate the “clearly established” standard as a defense for violations of the state and federal constitutions, opening the courthouse door to plaintiffs stymied by that high bar. They’ll still have to prove their claims to a judge. But at least they would be heard.

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