Title 42 § 1985 (3) – “Conspiracy to Interfere with Civil Rights” – 2 or More Persons Depriving Rights

Definition of  CONSPIRACY:

Criminal law. A combination or confederacy between two or more persons formed for the purpose of committing, by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is innocent in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators, or for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of an act not in itself unlawful.  Conspiracy is a consultation or agreement between two or more persons, either falsely to accuse another of a crime punishable by law; or wrongfully to injure or prejudice a third person, or any body of men, in any manner; or to commit any offense punishable by law; or to do any act with intent to prevent the course of justice; or to affect a legal purpose with a corrupt intent, or by improper means.”[1]

    Therefore, when two or more persons are working in conjunction with one another to commit “Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law” this statute applies:

 

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      Conspiracy to Interfere with Civil Rights goes hand-in-hand with

U.S. Code Action for Neglect to Prevent

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Transcript of Conspiracy to Interfere with Civil Rights:

United States Code Title 42                                                                     CHAPTER 21 
SUBCHAPTER I 
Sec. 1985 – Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights

(1) Preventing officer from performing duties

      If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, district, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties;

(2) Obstructing justice; intimidating party, witness, or juror

     If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire to deter, by force, intimidation, or threat, any party or witness in any court of the United States from attending such court, or from testifying to any matter pending therein, freely, fully, and truthfully, or to injure such party or witness in his person or property on account of his having so attended or testified, or to influence the verdict, presentment, or indictment of any grand or petit juror in any such court, or to injure such juror in his person or property on account of any verdict, presentment, or indictment lawfully assented to by him, or of his being or having been such juror; or if two or more persons conspire for the purpose of impeding, hindering, obstructing, or defeating, in any manner, the due course of justice in any State or Territory, with intent to deny to any citizen the equal protection of the laws, or to injure him or his property for lawfully enforcing, or attempting to enforce, the right of any person, or class of persons, to the equal protection of the laws;

(3) Depriving persons of rights or privileges

     If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire or go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another, for the purpose of depriving, either directly or indirectly, any person or class of persons of the equal protection of the laws, or of equal privileges and immunities under the laws; or for the purpose of preventing or hindering the constituted authorities of any State or Territory from giving or securing to all persons within such State or Territory the equal protection of the laws; or if two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy;

in any case of conspiracy set forth in this section, if one or more persons engaged therein do, or cause to be done, any act in furtherance of the object of such conspiracy, whereby another is injured in his person or property, or deprived of having and exercising any right or privilege of a citizen of the United States, the party so injured or deprived may have an action for the recovery of damages occasioned by such injury or deprivation, against any one or more of the conspirators.

This statute goes hand-in-hand with

U.S. Code Title 42 §1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights

 

References:

[1]: “Conspiracy” on Black’s Law Dictionary:  http://thelawdictionary.org/conspiracy/

[2]:  U.S. Government Publishing Office: “United States Code Title 42 – THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE – CHAPTER 21 – CIVIL RIGHTS – SUBCHAPTER I – GENERALLY – Sec. 1985 – Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights”: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title42/html/USCODE-2010-title42-chap21-subchapI-sec1985.htm

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