Join the Libertarian Party of Volusia County in a peaceful sign waving event in support of Congressman Amash’s Bill to END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. We will be at the intersection of Dunlawton and Clyde Morris in Port Orange from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Don’t have your own sign? It’s ok. Come stand with us to peacefully show your support of this important bill.
What is Qualified Immunity?
Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine in United States federal law that shields government officials from being sued for discretionary actions performed within their official capacity, unless their actions violated “clearly established” federal law or constitutional rights.
That doctrine has become one of the chief ways in which law enforcement avoids accountability for misconduct and even proven constitutional violations. Ordinary people, whether they’re doctors, lawyers, or construction workers, are expected to follow the law. If they violate someone else’s legal rights, they can be sued and required to pay for the injuries they’ve caused.
Under the doctrine of qualified immunity, public officials are held to a much lower standard. They can be held accountable only insofar as they violate rights that are “clearly established” in light of existing case law. This standard shields law enforcement, in particular, from many constitutional violations each year. Qualified immunity permits law enforcement and other government officials to violate people’s constitutional rights with virtual impunity.
Qualified immunity must end.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS AND DEMAND THAT THEY SUPPORT CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN AMASH’S BILL TO END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY.
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ABOUT THE LPVC:
The Libertarian Party of Volusia County is the local affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida. Libertarians strongly oppose any government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions. We believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another.