“Resist” Column for Oct. 19 is up

Check out this week’s “Resist” column in the Bay Area Reporter, which explains how lawyers for the family of Kayla Moore, who died in 2013 while in the custody of the Berkeley Police Department, are going to trial under the Americans with Disabilities Act, rather than under more traditional Sec. 1983 claims.

If the strategy works, it could open up new ways for other survivors of police violence or their families (many of whom, according to some studies, probably qualify for ADA protection like Ms. Moore did) to recover damages despite the efforts of SCOTUS and the 9th Cir. to sue the cops.


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