Rigged DOJ Drops Charges Against Indicted Arms Dealer After He Threatened to Expose Dirty Hillary's ISIS War Crimes Against Humanity

I'm having a bit of trouble with the reasoning in the following statement, even though the crime does warrant extensive prison sentences.

Two correctional officers and two inmates charged in the indictment covering the west compound also face a maximum of 10 years in prison for deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly participating in the stabbing of two inmates in separate incidents.

I take "color of law" to mean operating under the pretense of lawful conduct. It's really hard to pretend that stabbing two inmates is lawful, i.e., no pretense of operating under the law. But then again too many officers think they are the law, rather than the legislative law they are mere representatives for. It's as if even the prosecutors have lost sight of this distinction. Also, how can 2 inmates be operating a criminal enterprise under the color of law? Did the guards somehow deputize them? It's straight up murder/attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and racketeering.

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