by Brian A. Wilkins
For those unfamiliar with legal mumbo-jumbo, the Civil Rights Act Of 1871 – better known by the moniker “Ku Klux Klan Act,” which is fitting in many circumstamces – is what gave American citizens the “right” to sue cities, counties, and towns that violate any of your Constitutional rights under color of law. The Act is now codified under Title 42, Sec. 1983 of United States law, and reads as follows:
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law…
No matter how the rich and protected try and wordsmith the truth, this legislation was nothing more than glorified food stamps for “blacks”…and later “sooth money” for non-rich European Americans, in an effort by the federal government to prevent what was inevitably turning into Civil War II in our country by the 1960s. Nubians (“blacks”) were getting fed up with the savagery of inbred Euro-Americans and young “white” kids were fed up with being forced against their wills to fight in useless wars (a la Iraq) that kill far too many young Americans.
The 1871 Civil Rights Act was a useless, rarely talked about doctrine from its inception until 1961. President Ulysses S. Grant enacted the legislation to force inbreds in the Confederacy to treat “blacks” in accordance with the newly passed 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Needless to say, the Act did very little (ok, nothing) to deter the savage violence in the post-Civil War Confederacy.
It was not until 1961 (90 years later) that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Monroe v. Pape, that individual police thugs could be sued under the Act if they violate your rights under color of state law. It took until 1978 (more than 100 years after the original Civil Rights Act was made into law) that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Monell v. New York Department of Social Services, that the Act also pertained to the cities and/or counties themselves as well for liability.
Three years after the Monroe decision, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which in combination with the Pape decision, was supposed to “give blacks” and others “rights” if state governments hurt them under color of law. Minister Malcolm X sums up exactly what the legislation did…which was/is NOTHING.
by Brian A. Wilkins