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"
"Modern Operation of Qualified Immunity"
Unlawful Shield Website (Cato)
"Police Union Contracts"
Duke Law Journal - March 2017 - Stephen Rushin
"Task Force on the Ethics & Regulation of Legal Services Marketing"
State Bar of Michigan Website
"Now is not the time..."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Naughty Dog
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Sony
"We stand against racism."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Disney
"This week, I am introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act..."
Tweet - May 31, 2020 - Justin Amash
"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).
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|2:18||Abuse of Law|
|3:43||Contact with the State|
|4:58||Qualified Immunity and the Loss of Judgment|
|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|
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