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How do police get away with killing unarmed people? It’s because of a legal loophole called qualified immunity. If Black Lives really Matter, it’s time to stand up and be counted.


Join us in the campaign to hold the police accountable by ending qualified immunity. Aloe Blacc and Ben Cohen tell the stories of ordinary citizens whose rights have been violated, and speak to those on front line of the police reform.

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How do police get away with killing unarmed people? It’s because of a legal loophole called qualified immunity. If Black Lives really Matter, it’s time to stand up and be counted.


Join us in the campaign to hold the police accountable by ending qualified immunity. Aloe Blacc and Ben Cohen tell the stories of ordinary citizens whose rights have been violated, and speak to those on front line of the police reform.

    Shase Howse

    Shase Howse

    In 2016 Shase Howse was standing on his front porch in Cleveland, Ohio, talking to him Mom on the phone. That’s when he was brutally assaulted by plain clothes police officers. But it was Shase who was arrested, and when all the charges were later dismissed, he moved to sue the officers involved. Those officers were granted qualified immunity.
     
    In episode five, Ben and Aloe speak to Brookings Insitution fellow Rashawn Ray about how police misconduct is currently bankrupting cities, and his solution for ending qualified immunity.
     
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    • 41 min
    Khari Illidge

    Khari Illidge

    Khari Illidge was killed by sheriff’s deputies in Lee County, Alabama in 2013. He was tased 19 times. But the case never got to trial, and the truth has never been told. Until now.


    In episode four, Aloe and Ben are also joined by civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt to find out why it’s almost impossible to hold police accountable in criminal court.
     
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    • 47 min
    Frasier v Evans

    Frasier v Evans

    Do you have the right to videotape the police?


    In this episode we explain the case of Levi Frasier, who recorded the police assaulting a man in Colorado in 2014. But the police demanded he hand over the video, and then deleted it. And when Levi tried to sue them, the officers were granted qualified immunity.


    Aloe and Ben are also joined by CNN political commentator Van Jones as we find out why taxpayers are footing the bill for bad cops.
     
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    • 29 min
    James King

    James King

    In episode two we remember George Floyd, one year on since he was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Aloe and Ben are joined by NFL star and Superbowl champion Anquan Boldin, who explains how personal tragedy pushed him to join the fight to end qualified immunity.


    We also tell you the story of James King, was brutally assaulted by an undercover plainclothes police detective and an FBI agent while walking to work in Michigan in 2014. Seven years on, he is still fighting to hold them accountable.
     
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    • 28 min
    Muhammad Muhaymin

    Muhammad Muhaymin

    Muhammad Muhaymin was killed by the Phoenix police in January 2017 after trying to use a public restroom with his service dog. The police have never been held accountable.


    In the first episode of this new series, Aloe Blacc and Ben Cohen explain qualified immunity to you through story, and urge you to join the fight to bring about meaningful police reform.


    Join the campaign to end qualified immunity by going to holdcopsaccountable.org
     
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    • 29 min
    Introducing... Unaccountable

    Introducing... Unaccountable

    Unaccountable launches May 18th 2021. Join us in the campaign to hold the police accountable by ending qualified immunity.
     
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Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

MerryGw ,

Deeply disturbing

A brilliant opener to the “ unaccountable” series.
Such an important platform for highlighting injustice and the barbarity of “ qualified immunity”.

Mattyberet ,

Brilliant.

Great story telling. Gripping listening. Awful subject matter; an important subject to discuss.

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