What’s the difference between sitting with your hands up and laying face down when surrendering to the police? Apparently, there’s a big enough difference that in order to find out if his rights were legally violated, Alexander Baxter has to go all the way to the Supreme Court. The Cato Institute’s Jay Schweikert discusses Baxter’s case and just how bad Qualified Immunity can be.
Featuring Christine Wilson (@cswilsonFTC), Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Matthew Feeney (@m_feeney), Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute; moderated by Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro), Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.
Featuring Wendy J. Jordan, Senior Policy Analyst, Taxpayers for Common Sense; Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Lauren Sander, External Relations Manager, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Thomas X. Hammes, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University; Eric Gomez, Director, Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Brandon Valeriano, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
Connor Friedersdor writes in the Atlantic that police reform is popular, while rioting is not. He’s right. The Cato 2016 Criminal Justice National Survey found that Americans across racial and political backgrounds support a variety of policy changes that reformers say would help mend fences between police and the communities they serve.