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Albuquerque, NM – Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) today announced it is hosting a virtual press conference with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s, local business leaders, current and former lawmakers, and other criminal justice advocates to urge support for HB 4 tomorrow at 12:00PM.
HB 4 is a bill based on recommendations from the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission that would bar the use in state courts of the qualified immunity defense and make state agencies accountable when depriving citizens of their constitutional rights. AFP-NM also announced a statewide campaign today educating New Mexicans on the bill and urging them to contact their lawmakers in support of the bill.
Moderated by Barron Jones, ACLU NM
More than 70 percent of officers themselves say that poorly performing cops are not held accountable.
AFP-NM State Director Burly Cain recently wrote an op-ed with the Innocence Project on the need for qualified immunity reform.
AFP-NM Speaks in Support of Reforming Qualified Immunity Laws, HB 4, 2/5/21
State House Passes Qualified Immunity Reform, 2/16/21
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