The following has been blatantly cut and pasted without permission at all from the web site of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, for which infraction I am sure they will forgive me for since it is not a quote of their entire article but only a part therefrom, AND I am quoting the source, of course.

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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 the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, 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, prisons 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.

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.


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.

Why is this important to me?

Remember Detective Mayo, at GPD, and how he sabotaged my case? In doing that, he denied me my right to do anything about the people who were stalking and harassing me, to stop them, to sue anyone for what they did, to file any charges against anyone...because he used his power in the law to deliberately delay subpoenaing the IP logs that I had asked him to subpoena which would have contained information which could have helped. By denying me those logs, the perpetrators could claim no evidence.

Remember Detective Metz, at UPD, and the server hacking investigation, and how he kept me out of the loop, and instead went to the person that I had said was the pertetrator who happened to be the IT tech, and asked HIM for all information regarding the case, giving him heads up about what was going on, allowing him to prepare alibi, defense, to erase evidence, and do any of a number of other things to prevent me from being able to nail him? The entire UPD department did that to me, in fact. In fact, they went to the Faculty Advisor of the Gator Amateur Radio Club and cooperated with him fully, while leaving me out of all conversations. The Faculy Advisor suggested that I was the problem where there was no actual evidence at all to support that and from that point on I was considered the bad guy and left out of all communications. My key to the server room was also taken from me, denying me access to my server equipment. In so doing, my civil rights were violated, and I was even treated like I was the criminal...while the criminal was treated like he was the victim.

How about the way that the Alachua County Office of Emergency Management handled complaints about me? There is a "Color of Office" variation, there. They convinced an officer of the law in GPD to deliberately sabotage an ongoing harassment case that I had filed by convincing that officer that I was not the victim but the problem, and there was no evidence at all to support that claim. It was in fact simply an opinion on the part of the Emergency Manager to protect his friends, and the officer should have handled it as no more than that. But the EM had a shirt with a logo on it and the EM was in charge of all emergency services in the area so his opinion was given unfair high regard which actually trumped anything that I might have said.

How about the way that the National Weather Service handled complaints about me? There is a Color of Office variation, there, too. They convinced the Alachua County Office of Emergency Management that I was a problem. And again, this in turn caused ACOEM to interfere with the GPD harassment investigation and their words convinced the GPD officer that I was the problem, not a victim, and that changed the officer's course of handling the situation.

Was I kept in the loop? allowed to participate in any meetings held about me and Alachua County SKYWARN - wherein decisions were to be made about my handling and that of Alachua County SKYWARN? No, I was deliberately left OUT of the loop.

My rights were violated in a number of ways...all around.

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