Regulating privacy protections would put the public at greater risk than criminals.
Yet under qualified immunity, it's incredibly difficult for the public to sue police.
Three of the officers were denied qualified immunity, but accountability is a long way off.
"If the police don't want to be filmed or observed, they should get out of the public service field."
Every time cops denounce reform efforts it is evidence of a win.
Patrons of Abington's Bush River Books & Video were arrested for the crime of "perverted sexual practice."
Ripped for use of excessive force, the Springfield, Massachusetts, Narcotics Bureau is becoming a Firearms Investigation Unit.
Police unions so often protect their own—at the expense of the public.
Some agencies don't even know ways their employees are using facial recognition.
The fight over qualified immunity divides "conservative" judges on the 5th Circuit.
The Court has "failed to justify our enacted policy," he wrote.
The deputy's body camera wasn’t turned on when he fatally shot 17-year-old Hunter Brittain.
Salaythis Melvin's family says they want justice.
Civil liberties advocates call for a moratorium on federal facial recognition.
It's likely that soon, almost all Americans will be legally able to carry guns.
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The officers might receive qualified immunity, however.
Family and friends protest and look for answers.
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Baltimore kept tabs on citizens' movement across 90 percent of the city, without a warrant, to investigate crimes.
Realtors, contractors, and insurance agents who engage in bad behavior can be stripped of their licenses. Police officers, on the other hand, rarely get fired.
Law enforcers have plenty of tools; they just want to paw through our data without effort or expense.
Once again, it shows just how hard it is to hold bad officers accountable.
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Holding a sign in a public park should not cause an arrest.
"In lower courts' view, [a] federal badge now equals absolute immunity."
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But the appeals court wasn't having it.
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
And it's not a moment too soon.
Two states have passed laws requiring court approval before the cops can use genetic genealogy services to track down a suspect.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.