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Colorado Acts on Police Accountability While Congress Dithers

Congress has yet to make clear changes of policy with respect to police brutality, but Colorado has moved in a big way. Leslie Herod is a Democratic state representative in Colorado. Her proposals to reform use of force and liability for police officers is now law in Colorado. She describes how states can replicate Colorado’s efforts to hold police accountable to the public.

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Cops, Reporters, and “the Exonerative Tense”

Reporters who want to clearly detail the level of police professionalism to the public must first contend with the linguistic flourishes present in police reports. Radley Balko of The Washington Post calls it “the exonerative tense.”

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High Court Rejects Qualified Immunity Challenges

The Supreme Court has swept away all current challenges to qualified immunity, effectively keeping the doctrine’s attendant problems alive for the time being. Cato’s Jay Schweikert calls the decision a “dereliction of duty.” He and Cato’s Clark Neily comment on what can and should come next.