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It’s about time this took place!  In an overwhelming majority, House representatives approved three amendments that sought to block the unconstitutional asset forfeiture directive of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While that part is good, the amendments were tied to another big spending bill. First, if you recall, back in July,
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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor
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“Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime.
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I have been one that has spoken out on the unconstitutional tyranny involving asset forfeiture, something that President Donald Trump has supported and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch supported, as well.  Last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has some strong words to say regarding the practice, whereby police can
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Civil forfeiture in the United States, sometimes called civil judicial forfeiture or occasionally civil seizure, is a controversial legal process in which law enforcement officers take assets from persons suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing. I am not here to attack our President. His first few weeks in office
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One of the biggest arguments against the confirmation of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was her unconstitutional actions regarding asset forfeiture.  Now, The Intercept has obtained a document which deals with the FBI’s confidential informant program.  In it, we discover the agency routinely hides payments to informants and gives them
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Article first appeared at Activist Post. Today, a California law went into effect that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but also throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 443 (SB443) in
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. A detailed report released in September 2016 by the Chicago Reader unveiled a secret civil asset forfeiture fund that amounted to nearly $50 million in seized cash which the Chicago Police Department was attempting to keep for themselves. The detailed analysis shows
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Highway robbery – oops! – I mean, “civil asset forfeiture” is still alive and kicking in the United States, despite louder calls for reform and more prominent negative publicity surrounding the program. Civil asset forfeiture is one of the most corrupt and vile programs that “law enforcement” agencies practice in
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In refusing to hear a challenge to Texas’ asset forfeiture law, the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Texas police to keep $201,000 in cash primarily on the basis that the seized cash—the proceeds of a home sale—was being transported on a highway associated with illegal drug trade, despite any proof
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