Last week New York City Council voted to end police officers’ qualified immunity from lawsuits. Last year Colorado and Connecticut passed laws ending police immunity, and states of New Mexico, Florida, and Maine are currently considering similar legislation. These efforts need to be expanded to all states and broadened to eliminate qualified immunity of police … Continue reading Police and Prosecutorial Immunity: A Relic of the Feudal Class System
Having seen many cases of women getting a pass for violent crimes against men, the details of a recent plea deal given to a female killer in Ellsworth, Maine dispels all illusions about equality and justice. The case involved a woman named Savanah Lynn Smith who was charged with murdering her boyfriend’s 2 year old … Continue reading Maine’s Two Systems of Justice
My name is Vladek Filler. In 2007 I was falsely accused by my then wife when I sought to end our marriage and gain custody of our children. What followed were coached allegations, trumped up charges, prosecutions, false convictions, false imprisonment, appeals, my complete vindication, and a first of its kind Bar complaint and civil … Continue reading Are we living in a post truth and justice world?
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