Organized crime is meant to be confusing. That's why pros use software to analyze RICO cases.
Use this free visual database from Democracy Labs to track the indictments, charges and events in the Georgia RICO case against Trump and co-conspirators to overturn the election results. The database is being updated with new developments.
This version is current as of 5PM PST August 25 when all the 19 indictees have surrendered at the Fulton County Jail to be finger printed and have their mug shot taken. This map includes all their details, mugshots and details on the charges against them. There are also photos, videos and audio files of the indictments which you can listen to on the go.
Click on an individual for details that appear in a side panel, or search by category with the tabs at the top. For instance, click on SURRENDER and you will see the 19 who surrendered. UNINDICTED will highlight the 14 unindicted co-conspirators.
This database updates automatically. So if you have the DemLabs blog from yesterday (Aug 24), just refresh your browser to see the latest details on the indictments and surrenders.
People charged and mugshots taken
"19 people charged for allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia have surrendered at the state’s notorious Fulton County Jail, known for its poor conditions. The deadline for all the defendants, including former President Donald Trump, to surrender is Friday at noon. Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat's office announced last week that the jail is open 24 hours a day, and the people charged in a sweeping indictment earlier this month can turn themselves in at any time." - USA Today
WHAT IS RICO?
U.S. lawmakers passed the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in 1970 to battle organized crime, notably the mafia. Most states enacted similar laws with various twists. The main requirements under the federal RICO law are at least two underlying crimes and participation in a criminal enterprise over a long period of time. Georgia's RICO law does not require criminal enterprises to be long running and lists nearly 50 underlying crimes that qualify as racketeering, compared with 35 under its federal counterpart. Defendants who are found guilty of Georgia RICO charges face between five and 20 years in prison, and while federal law has the same maximum, it does not have a minimum. - Reuters
Continuing to perpetuate the Big Lie
"What remains to be seen is whether all of this will have enough impact on Republican voters to prevent Trump from returning to office in 2024. Even as late as January 6, a showing of moral courage from Republican leaders, telling their party’s members that the elections had been conducted fairly and Trump had lost, could have made inroads. Instead, they joined Trump in doing a grotesque disservice to the country by remaining silent in some cases or picking up his mantle in others, and continuing to perpetuate the Big Lie. - Joyce Vance in Civil Discourse
TakeAway: Use technology to abreast of fast moving events, especially when American democracy is on the line.
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