About the Video
Utahns should be able to hold their government accountable when its actions cause them harm.
Should a person be held liable for damages if they harm you or your property? What if they work for the government? In many cases, the state shields itself from being held liable for any wrongdoing.
Cases against government employees and entities are regularly thrown out by judges. Those harmed by their government face a profound injustice due to immunity laws—and for that reason, the laws need to change.
“Our government really doesn’t care so much about each one of us. Our government cares about the final bill.”
“It’s pretty scary to know that the government provides immunity to individuals and agencies that are fallible just like any other person or agency, and can get away with that.”
Rep. Kim Coleman:
“This issue is growing in concern because government is growing. The likelihood that a citizen could come up against harm from a government official has simply grown.”
Sen. Howard Stephenson:
“When we think of being injured by government, we think it’s a rare thing, but it’s not. It’s just that we may not have experienced it in our lives yet.”
“The impact on some of my potential clients or clients of immunity is that they have serious losses and serious injuries, sometimes permanent, and there is no remedy. That is wrong.”