DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW

Summary:

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; 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 kidnaping 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.


ACLU - Where are you?

Section 242 of Title 18 of the US Code names as a FELONY  willful actions that deprive people of their rights.  The US Constitution names as a RIGHT the assistance of council:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence. - Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

Yet, the actual system in a growing number of states makes it virtually impossible for the accused to actualize this 6th Amendment guarantee.  "Lawyers" are drawn from the "public defenders office" & assigned "cases" that they are to represent. However, many of these very lawyers would tell you that their caseload is too high to provide any real legal-assistance, much less effective council. Others are simply incompetent. 

This system the routinely denies true due process of law is clearly a deprivation of 6th amendment rights in-masse! Under Title 18, it is actually criminal and those administrating such rackets "under the color of law" should be criminally prosecuted under 18 USC 242.  This is simply common sense.