Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Occupy, Qualified Immunity, and Cell Phone Cameras

Mark Wilson  Qualified immunity is the little black dress in the civil rights defendant’s litigation toolbox. Any answer to either a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights complaint or a Bivens action will include this go-to defense. Harsh police reactions in recent weeks at the various Occupy protests have me thinking about qualified immunity. Last month, Oakland police…

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