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Police and Prosecutorial Immunity: A Relic of the Feudal Class System

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

Maine’s Two Systems of Justice

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

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