“In the past, Professor Reynolds has mentioned his support for ending qualified immunity, the special protection from liability afforded to government employees. I agree with him. If anything, public employees should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.” —Radley Balko
Qualified Immunity breaks the Power/Responsibility relationship. It allows individuals to wield the mighty power of the government without any of the responsibility. Any system that relies on people acting right is made of fail from the start.