Last week I learned of a not so little, and very disturbing legal procedure called Civil Asset Forfeiture. It’s where the police seize your property if they think it was used in a crime, without charging you, and then auction it off, or if money, use it. All those police auctions? Civil Asset Forfeiture. It came about in the days of Ronald Reagan, to fight the “War on Drugs.”
Here’s what it looks like in action. You’re driving on the interstate with a large sum of money, and you get stopped. The police will confiscate your money due to the fact that you’d 0nly “have that much for buying or from selling drugs.” Without any proof , guilty until proven innocent. Say what? Not in America!? The deeper I dig the more I see how we are not the Land of the Free. We’re becoming the land of the sheep.
Here are links to articles of this corrupt law in action.
We used to be a great country, now not so much unless we get involved, get politically active and make the change from inside.
- Bennis v. Michigan and the Awful Advance of Civil Asset Forfeiture (cafehayek.com)
- Model Bill Would Revoke the State’s License to Steal (reason.com)
- Texas District Attorney Headed to Jail for Misusing Seized Assets (blogs.wsj.com)
- The Institute for Justice Takes Aim at Georgia Forfeiture Abuses (reason.com)