A sheriff’s deputy shot me in the back. We must radically rethink policing in the U.S.

February 11, 2021

I am a white 50-year-old man, a professional and father of two. I am also a victim of police violence.

In California, Senate Bill 731 sought to reform the state’s civil rights statute, the Bane Act, by abolishing the state-level equivalent of qualified immunity for police officers and establishing a statewide system for revoking the license of officers who commit serious misconduct. Unfortunately, it stalled in the Legislature earlier this year.

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