In Stewart County, Georgia, Janice Wells phoned 911 to report a possible prowler outside her house. Police responded promptly, but within just a few minutes, they had turned on Wells, Tasering her several times and also spraying her with tear gas. The Richland Police Department has fired Office Tim Murphy for his part in the incident, and Ryan Smith, of the Lumpkin Police Department, resigned after his department began the process to fire him for his role in the attack.
"Although California's guidelines place restrictions on places of worship," Roberts wrote, "those restrictions appear consistent with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment."
Aggressive police tactics are likely to worsen the situation.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
Democratic Leaders Praise George Floyd Protesters, Show Utter Contempt for Everyone Else Still in Lockdown
Bill de Blasio and Phil Murphy evince little sympathy for nail salon owners or Jewish mourners.
What happened to staying at home to keep grandparents safe no matter what?