HB 609 Could End Qualified Immunity, Ensuring Police Who Use Excessive or Deadly Force Face Justice

June 1, 2021

When an officer uses excessive or deadly force, but no prosecutor will press criminal charges against them, victims and their families have to seek legal justice on their own. Unfortunately, because of qualified immunity protection, typically these prosecution efforts are fruitless.  Qualified immunity protects law enforcement from prosecution if they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights, […]

Slavery Is Still Legal in Louisiana

May 18, 2021

Louisiana House Bill 196, which was an amendment that would have prohibited slavery and involuntary servitude in Louisiana, was killed by the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure last week.  Currently, according to the state’s constitution, “Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited, except in the latter case as punishment for a crime.” Representative Edmond […]

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