The following information on the Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law was obtained from the Justice.gov website. We have published this information as it relates to the cases and corruption involved in the Arizona CPS shutdown scandal.
Law on the Deprivation of Rights
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within their lawful authority but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority.
Additionally, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties, persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prison guards, and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin of the victim. It need only have occurred.
The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.
The Consequences for the Deprivation of Rights
TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
“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, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
Should bodily injury result “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 can be sentenced to death.“
Relation to Our Case and Court Evidence
So how does the Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law relate to us? It’s quite simple. The CPS corruption scandal in Arizona involved many government bodies and members. These include judges, police officers, lawyers, and public officials. Additionally, nearly all CPS workers in Arizona were involved in this scandal. Those not directly involved kept quite. They swept things under the rug. Ignored all the signs. Some, willfully did so. Others, passively ignored the suffering of children and families.
In some way or another, these government employees/representatives used their positions to take away children. They put them in dangerous situations. They allowed them to be tortured, trafficked, and in some cases, killed. Furthermore, instead of taking responsibility, they chose to continue depriving people of their rights. They chose to cover up their actions and hid behind the laws and government organizations meant to protect the very people they harmed.
They continue to do so. As a result, lives have been lost. Families destroyed. They continue to make a mockery of justice and our legal system. Now is the time. We must hold them accountable.
About Saving Grace Advocates
Saving Grace Advocates is a child advocacy organization dedicated to exposing the corruption of the Arizona CPS and judicial system. Along with these corrupt organizations, our goal is to hold the guilty parties accountable for their actions and inactions. Consequently, this includes police, child care workers, lawyers, judges, and more.
We adamantly stand for the family! Additionally, we stand for the right to remain free from dysfunctional government interference. This same interference caused Governor Jan Brewer to finally shut down an entire government agency.
Ultimately, we preserve history to pay homage to the victims impacted by the Child Protective Service shutdown. It is our mission to ensure that the children of Arizona and beyond are properly protected. Additionally, we aim to help families who have been impacted. Finally, it’s our hope that they’re able to heal, and the perpetrators of these atrocities are brought to justice.
Help Us Fight the Good Fight
Costs to document this historical government tragedy have been excessive. However, they are far from over. Our personal expenses to fight the powers that continue to victimize our children and their families have exceeded well over $1,000,000. They continue to grow by the day.
In order to save face, the state of Arizona continues to blame the victims at great damage to their reputations and credibility. Meanwhile, very few of the perpetrators in the Arizona CPS scandals have been held accountable.
Any contribution you can make to aid our cause is most appreciated. You can donate to Saving Grace Advocates using the link provided. Please help us fight Arizona CPS corruption and bring justice to the families and children who have suffered at their hands. Thank you for your continued support and contributions.
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