Several months ago Say Uncle (I think it was him, if it was someone else and I got them mixed up my apologies for not giving the right person credit) suggested I see how the Southern Law Poverty Center was able to take private action against people that deprived others of their rights without going through Federal prosecutors. In my case against PNNL even though I have very strong evidence some people committed felonies against me the prosecutors aren’t interested in even investigating the case. Say Uncle pointed out that in what appears on the surface to be an analogous situation the SLPC took the bigots to court and got large settlements. Great point! How did they do that? Well, I found out. They utilized a different law. I had been looking at 18 USC § 241. SLPC used 42 U.S.C. § 1985(3) which says:
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.