Fixing qualified immunity

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John Oliver looked at the absurdity of qualified immunity (21:30) on Last Week Tonight. (Contains profanity.)
  • Requiring de-escalation techniques be tried before using force, and lethal force only as a last resort.
  • Requiring law enforcement officers to intervene when another officer is using excessive force.
  • Banning the use of choke holds.
  • Restricting the use of no-knock warrants.
  • Repealing the 1033 program, which transfers military surplus to local police departments.
  • Establishment of a public, searchable, national police misconduct registry.

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