We need police to catch murderers, thieves, and con men, and so we give them special power—the power to use force on others. Sadly, today's police use that power to invade people's homes over accusations of trivial, nonviolent offenses—and often do it with tanks, battering rams, and armor you'd expect on battlefields. And, as John Stossel warns, with the Drug War winding down, cops are finding new excuses to use their military-grade toys.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.
Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
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The city has passed a new payroll tax on large employers that is expected to raise over $200 million a year.