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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:55 pm    Post subject: "Under The Color Of Law" Reply with quote

U.S. Code
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 13 - CIVIL RIGHTS
Sec. 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law

-STATUTE-
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.

How can a law have a color?
What does this mean?: "Under the color of law"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say "color" implies potency.
Its a figure of speech.


Anything less would PALE
in comparison.

Josh
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect color, in terms of people, equals function.
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