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And this continues to this day. Police Departments and federal agencies continue to violate the Fifth Amendment’s protections concerning property and they use it for their own desires. The latest evidence comes out of Chicago, in which cops used unconstitutional asset forfeiture funds to buy drones, but then kept it …
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Iredell County, NC — In one of the most inspiring moves we’ve seen in a long time, a judge has ordered the Town of Mooresville and its police department to give back money they seized under civil asset forfeiture. But that is not all. Iredell District Court Judge Christine Underwood …
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Editor’s Note:  This could be ended by arrested bureaucrats and elected representatives, as well as agents of the state that clearly violate both the Fourth & Fifth Amendment protections against this lawless practice and we wouldn’t need to depend upon a corrupt Congress to pass a bill, which is actually …
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Detroit, MI — Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith resigned after having spent 25 years as a prosecutor and assistant prosecutor. Smith has been at the center of a Michigan State Police investigation over how the prosecutor’s office spent civil asset forfeiture funds from drug and alcohol forfeitures. To be clear, …
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The innocent family that had their home seized by police through civil asset forfeiture fought back, and their victory will affect other residents for years to come.
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“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road …
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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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