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To: mcg2000
Why were the Feds involved?

This looks like a mater for the state.

Why even have a state government at all, if the Feds are going prosecute what should be a state mater?

The civil rights laws are making a mockery of the constitution, and are wrong.

8 posted on 09/23/2006 5:12:54 AM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: Mark was here
Why were the Feds involved?

This looks like a mater for the state.

If you check the link by tommyboy you'll see that Dillon was also arrested for rape in 1998 but no charges were ever brought against him.

In instances where someone commits a serious crime like rape or murder but the state makes no effort to prosecute or only a pro forma effort that fails to convict the Feds often step in and prosecutes the crime as a civil rights violation. It's something that I'm ambivalent about. Sometimes its good because otherwise justice would never be served, however, such prosecutions are all too often politically motivated.

11 posted on 09/23/2006 5:44:59 AM PDT by Tinian
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TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > § 242 Prev | Next

§ 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/search/display.html?terms=242&url=/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000242----000-.html


16 posted on 09/23/2006 6:35:29 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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