Earl Faison Case

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Depriving someone or a suspect of their rights is illegal. Title 18 of Section 242 makes acting under and color of law to deprive a person of the privilege or right protected by the Laws of the US or the Constitution (Deprivation Rights Under Color Law). This shows that the police can not keep someone from their civil rights. If people under any color of law deprives a suspect of their rights they will be consequented, and if any damage done to the suspect the consequences are worse. If any one conspires to deprive the suspect of their rights, immunities, or privileges protected by the Laws of the US or the Constitution, will be imprisoned for no more than a year or fined, if not both. If injury is caused or threats are made with a weapon of…show more content…
Most of the time in the cases it 's been one officer who violates the suspects rights, but in others there have been multiple officers. One case that was found was about the civil rights of Earl Faison in New Jersey, whose rights were deprived from him. Five Orange, New Jersey officers conspired to violate the civil rights of Earl and were found guilty (Boyd). This shows that more than one officer can be involved in depriving someone of their civil rights. During this time, in April, Earl died one hour after a false arrest for the murder of Officer Joyce Carnegie (Boyd). This caused the consequences for the five officers much worse than what they would have been. Because Earl died, Payton(34), Thomas(38), Brian(31), Paul(31), and Andrew(31) will all face a 10 year sentence for covering up the incident (Boyd). In other cases many other officers were convicted and sentenced to hard time and parole for deprivation and with falsifying reports and lying to the FBI (Criminal Section Selected Case Summaries). This goes to show that the police can not be fully trusted during investigation because even they will go against the law to get a confession or information out of

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