The Epitaph

Our flawed legal system: helping police get away with murder

The Supreme Court provides police officers with almost limitless immunity from prosecution for their actions taken on the job.

By Macy Li

August 19, 2020

Nationwide protests and social media outrage led to the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Even though this is a step towards justice, it lacks the power to influence America’s flawed legal system. The senseless killin...