Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Forfeiture Law Update

A very informative piece on a topic that seems to come up in tssk force investigations that lead to massive seizures from Cato@Liberty.

Policing for Profit

Posted by David Rittgers

The Institute for Justice has produced a study, Policing for Profit, which highlights the abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws. Law enforcement agencies are empowered across the nation to seize and keep property suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminal asset forfeiture, however, with civil forfeiture, a property owner need not be found guilty of a crime—or even charged—to permanently lose her cash, car, home or other property.
Report here and video here.

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