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Colorado’s Law Ended Qualified Immunity To Hold Police Accountable | NBC Nightly News



The death of Elijah McClain was a key part of what pushed Colorado lawmakers to enhance police accountability. This summer, it became the first state to end qualified immunity.
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  1. EVERY state needs to do this!! Its time to hold bad cops accountable nationwide. Power to the people!

  2. … qualified immunity….. Knucklehead cops are starting to sound like The sovereign citizen idiots….

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  4. It should be a prerequisite for employment in law enforcement that all police officers carry a mandatory 3 million dollar umbrella liability insurance policy.

  5. Yup, law enforcement employment occupancy will raise and we will lose security!! I wonder if she feels the same way when she is being robbed and the cop said before I arrest the thief you need to show proof that you were robbed. The thief said you allowed him/her to break down your front door and come in… Due to no immunity, I can’t take the chance and arrest the thief… sorry but I’ll have to let him go tonight. Call back if he/she come back, ok? …

  6. Shoe is on the other foot now huh.

  7. so what you are saying is you don't want cops to think you just want them to do hmmmm.

  8. And Obama told us to shut up about DEFUNDING….CO is not shutting up and listened to us MARCHING IN THE STREETS IN THE WEST. Let's continue to DEMAND DEFUNDING or we will not be heard.

  9. So Police Officers don’t think they should be held accountable for their actions? Attorney’s have malpractice lawsuits , so do doctors. Executive, CPA’s, Real Estate agents, Construction Manager’s do as well. Every job has accountability, deal with it!

  10. Police Unions are the most violent gangs and mafia groups operating within the US.

  11. All lawsuits should come put of police pensions. I bet they police thrmselves if that happens. And if cops want to leave becausw of this. Good. Those were the corrupt and the killers.

  12. Now that legal thugs will be held accountable, they claim it would be hard to perform their duty. Wow!

  13. The police officers that left, should not have been there in the first place.
    Shoot first then turn on brain……….Yeah OK

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  15. People need to stop calling 911 on “suspicious” people. Suspicious is not a crime. Did you see a crime? If not don’t call 911. Cops love to shoot people, don’t give them a reason. The original caller was concerned about a suspicious person then the bigger crime ended up being murder/negligent death. All because someone saw a black kid walking in the dark. This is what happens.

  16. These cops are corrupt and racist used to murder black people.

  17. Who says auditing doesn't work? And for the thousands of thugs hiding in the police force feeding the need to be a bully America is WATCHING YOU. 🎶Bad Cops Bad Cops
    Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? 🎶 😆😆😆😆. You abused your qualified immunity. YOU brought on the change

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  20. 49 more states to go. It might happen within a century or two.

  21. ALL states need to get rid of qualified immunity.

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  23. This is just another fake news propaganda story! A grainy police body cam that shows nothing, a description of a banned choke hold with no video evidence, then the whole narrative insinuating the cops were responsible for the death of the boy, when in fact, it was the irresponsible and illegal decision to administer Ketamine, a horse tranquilizer, to this kid! THAT’S WHAT CAUSED HIS ALLEGED DEATH! You can’t inject someone with a drug that you have no idea if the person is allergic to, or if they could have some kind of drug in their system that could have adverse effects on them! This is 100% the fault of the paramedics!

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  25. Google what is the average IQ of a cop. You will be shocked at first, then you will be disgusted, then you will be outraged, then it will all make sense.

  26. Any person with a gun, need to have some hesitation

  27. Rememeber when we were horrified about watching russia give ketamine to a woman in histarics about the government killikg her husband? Now its routine treatment in usa….

  28. This is great news even though its way overdue . This will erase Bad cops and bring in GOOD cops to make the community safer

  29. Demonrat cities are going to be worse than before now.
    Crimes are spiking.
    Keep it up libidiots…Trump 4 more years and more red waves.

  30. Qualified Immunity? Is the American police the only country that has it? Ive never heard of the term in Australia or England.

  31. Love it! Still sick about Elijah McClain.

  32. You don't sue evil people.
    You burn them alive we're they sleep.

  33. One state down, 49 more to go. Way to go Colorado. If an officer is doing their job in a professional manner with forethought, intelligence and proper training, they shouldn't have to be second guessing or hesitating when they have to pull the trigger. It's the inherit risk of the job. If one doesn't believe they should be held accountable when they make a mistake, then don't take the job. If the leadership is worried whether their officers are going to hesitate to pull the trigger because they are no longer immune to scrutiny or accountability, then that hesitation itself is an indication that maybe they shouldn't. Instead of spending police budget dollars on military grade assault vehicles, maybe they should invest in more training hours instead. Confidence is born of knowledge and proper training.

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