Qualified Immunity Invalidates the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act

Keeping Police Safe When They Violate the Law

William Spivey
AfroSapiophile
Published in
6 min readMay 18, 2024

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Understanding the history of a law or policy is crucial to understanding its true intent. Present-day supporters of qualified immunity may think they are backing the blue or providing people who perform their jobs at significant risk with a measure of protection from second-guessing their…

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