U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Qualified Immunity in Police Shooting, Writes ‘This Has to Stop’

When a group of federal judges from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling of qualified immunity for a group of officers this week, they did so in a remarkable fashion. The judges’ opinion, published Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, ended with a paragraph about the current state of our nation when it comes to police shootings of Black people….