Billy Binion is an assistant editor at Reason.
His writing has appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
There are many other people who deserve such mercy.
If the officer succeeds, the victim will not be allowed to sue on those claims.
A new study finds that both legal and undocumented immigrants are more law-abiding than native-born U.S. citizens.
Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid.
Ledell Lee was put to death in 2017 for a killing he likely didn't commit.
After spending 47 years behind bars, Bobby Sneed may die in prison for no good reason.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
The boy was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment.
Up for debate was whether or not it was "clearly established" that officers cannot apply injurious force to a subject who isn't resisting.
The president reneged on that promise last month. People weren't happy.
Charge them for their crimes, not their thoughts.
The doctrine shields state actors from accountability.
But only after the company jumps over more regulatory hurdles.
The GOP has resisted reining in the doctrine. That might change.
Most victims of police misconduct never get to take their cases to court.
It's yet another example of the effects of having to enforce dumb laws.
"How can an ordinary person afford to wait years after the government takes their car?"
His explanation makes little sense.
Prosecutors initially suggested that the boy had a gun in his hand, but the government walked that back today.
"We are utterly devastated," said Baudilia Cavazos.
The president's proposed tax hike would fall on workers. This isn't a controversial point.
Luther Hall was assaulted so severely he required a spinal fusion.
The officers knowingly violated the First Amendment, said the court. But that doesn't matter.
It is the first city in the U.S. to do so.
The government has pocketed millions of dollars from immigrants who came to the U.S. legally—and has refused to pay them back.
Many of the president’s pledges require state and local cooperation.
Some provisions provide direct aid. Others, not so much.
The Supreme Court delivers another blow to a victim of egregious police abuse.
"I've lost everything," says Vicki Baker.
The rest of us are out of luck.
The Ending Qualified Immunity Act of 2021 would no longer let state actors violate your rights without consequence.
Angelo Quinto's family has filed a wrongful death claim.
Strategic politicking, police union influence, or both?
Do small businesses need another punch in the gut?
An encouraging sign from the Supreme Court
Vague laws are typically vague for a reason.
After a backlash, the host of the ABC dating show said he would step aside.
Leading Republicans continue to find dubious areas of agreement with Democrats.
Presidents aren't saints. They aren't monarchs. They aren't celebrities. And they aren't your friends.
While the administration symbolically ended Trump's "zero tolerance" approach, it has not put an end to family separations outright.