A former sheriff’s deputy said he wanted to charge black people with felonies to prevent them from voting, court documents show.

Court documents reveal that Cody Griggers, a former Georgia sheriff’s deputy who has pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, hoped to bring felony charges against Black Americans in order to disenfranchise them: “I’m going to charge them with whatever felonies I can to take away their ability to vote.” Griggers was fired from his position as a deputy after the FBI alerted his employer that he was the subject of an investigation. The Bureau had linked Griggers to an online group and would-be “militia” which discussed plans to purchase illegal weapons and “crush the liberal terrorists.”


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