What would have saved Tyre Nichols’ life? | Derecka Purnell
All of the reforms that liberals suggest will save Black lives were present in Tyre’s death. So what works?
“Some police reform advocates are silent about the failure of these reforms and have pivoted loudly to blaming qualified immunity – a doctrine that prevents police from being sued for misconduct. Those who care about justice must absolutely challenge qualified immunity, as long as they understand that the protections that cops receive through the law is not the basis for their violence. Cops brutalized and killed people before they had immunity. The job necessitates it, which is why abolitionists have fought to reduce and eliminate police funding, encounters with cops, and the underlying reasons why cops have jobs in the first place.”Posted on 2023-01-31T16:39:31+0000