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According to the Belleville News-Democrat, a former Georgia sheriff’s deputy arrested on multiple gun charges bragged in private texts that he would charge Black people with felonies to prevent them from voting.

“The ex-Wilkinson County deputy, Cody Richard Griggers, of Montrose, was fired last November after the FBI contacted the sheriff there about an investigation into illegal guns and their alleged ties to a California man said to have made violent political statements on Facebook,” reported Joe Kovac, Jr.

“Griggers, 28, a former Marine, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Macon to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, a crime the authorities discovered in their probe, which began last summer. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.”

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