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Police Brutality, Qualified Immunity, Legal Complicity and More (VL EXTRA)

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With cities across the country on fire after the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd, I reflect on the situation, the shield of qualified immunity, and the complicity of all aspects of government and law.

There are no pithy remarks sufficient...in Virtual Legality.

#QI #Protests #Reflections


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Discussed in this episode:

"Last of Us Leak Legalities"
YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-ULKii2yP9AY-Emo1_G8xN

"Modern Operation of Qualified Immunity"
Unlawful Shield Website (Cato)
https://www.unlawfulshield.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-qualified-immunity/

"Police Union Contracts"
Duke Law Journal - March 2017 - Stephen Rushin
https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3890&context=dlj

"Task Force on the Ethics & Regulation of Legal Services Marketing"
State Bar of Michigan Website
http://www.michbar.org/generalinfo/marketing

"Now is not the time..."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Naughty Dog
https://twitter.com/Naughty_Dog/status/1267274658610438144

#BlackLivesMatter
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Sony
https://twitter.com/Sony/status/1267201754367737857

"We stand against racism."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Disney
https://twitter.com/Disney/status/1267224613152571393

"This week, I am introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act..."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Justin Amash
https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1267267244029083648


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
2:18 Abuse of Law
3:43 Contact with the State
4:58 Qualified Immunity and the Loss of Judgment
7:41 Minnesota Charges
8:41 Police Unions and Collective Bargaining
9:35 The Worst of Both Worlds
13:03 Government and Covid 19 Lockdown
15:22 A Protectionist Legal Profession
18:29 Corporations Don't Have Feelings
20:53 The Perils of Group Identification
23:30 Answers, not Violence
26:36 Conclusion

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