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Civil Asset Forfeiture

Started by blades, December 26, 2016, 09:10:40 AM

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blades

December 26, 2016, 09:10:40 AM Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 09:16:14 AM by blades
The following article is for information purpose  and does not necessarily represent the views of the OP



Trump's proposed attorney general thinks seizing your property without trial is a solid idea


With criminal justice reform a cause championed on the right — from politicians such as Rand Paul, and states such as Texas — one of the many changes being zeroed in on is the governmental practice of civil asset forfeiture. Civil asset forfeiture occurs when authorities seize your property without trail due to suspicion that your property is involved in criminal activity.

It's 100% legal, and while sometimes an effective tool against drug traffickers, the practice is oftentimes abused, and earns the title "policing for profit." As such, senators such as Konni Burton of Texas are currently running bills that severely hamper the practice.

If you'd like a perfectly good example of just how abused the practice of civil asset forfeiture can be, George Will writes of one in the Washington Post.

The Sourovelises' son, who lived at home, was arrested for selling a small amount of drugs away from home. Soon there was a knock on their door by police who said, "We're here to take your house" and "You're going to be living on the street" and "We do this every day." The Sourovelises' doors were locked with screws, and their utilities were cut off. They had paid off the mortgage on their $350,000 home, making it a tempting target for policing for profit.
And it's not just local and state authorities that get involved in the process. They often get a hand in doing this from the federal government itself.

Nationwide, proceeds from sales of seized property (homes, cars, etc.) go to the seizers. And under a federal program, state and local law enforcement can partner with federal authorities in forfeiture and reap up to 80 percent of the proceeds. This is called — more Orwellian newspeak — "equitable sharing."

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/26/trumps-proposed-attorney-general-thinks-seizing-your-property-without-trial-is-a-solid-idea/

Ghoulardi

Quote from: blades on December 26, 2016, 09:10:40 AM
The following article is for information purpose  and does not necessarily represent the views of the OP

Traanslation: The above disclaimer aallows me to post hit pieces on Trump while being able to weasel out of the responsibility.


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Trump's proposed attorney general thinks seizing your property without trial is a solid idea


With criminal justice reform a cause championed on the right — from politicians such as Rand Paul, and states such as Texas — one of the many changes being zeroed in on is the governmental practice of civil asset forfeiture. Civil asset forfeiture occurs when authorities seize your property without trail due to suspicion that your property is involved in criminal activity.

It's 100% legal, and while sometimes an effective tool against drug traffickers, the practice is oftentimes abused, and earns the title "policing for profit." As such, senators such as Konni Burton of Texas are currently running bills that severely hamper the practice.

If you'd like a perfectly good example of just how abused the practice of civil asset forfeiture can be, George Will writes of one in the Washington Post.

The Sourovelises' son, who lived at home, was arrested for selling a small amount of drugs away from home. Soon there was a knock on their door by police who said, "We're here to take your house" and "You're going to be living on the street" and "We do this every day." The Sourovelises' doors were locked with screws, and their utilities were cut off. They had paid off the mortgage on their $350,000 home, making it a tempting target for policing for profit.
And it's not just local and state authorities that get involved in the process. They often get a hand in doing this from the federal government itself.

Nationwide, proceeds from sales of seized property (homes, cars, etc.) go to the seizers. And under a federal program, state and local law enforcement can partner with federal authorities in forfeiture and reap up to 80 percent of the proceeds. This is called — more Orwellian newspeak — "equitable sharing."

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/26/trumps-proposed-attorney-general-thinks-seizing-your-property-without-trial-is-a-solid-idea/

1. Why do you think poperty seizure started? To make drug dealers think twice.

What was thee sun doing? Selling drugs. So...

Hoofer

December 27, 2016, 12:34:50 AM #2 Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 12:39:27 AM by Hoofer
Quote from: Ghoulardi on December 26, 2016, 09:24:10 AM
Traanslation: The above disclaimer aallows me to post hit pieces on Trump while being able to weasel out of the responsibility.


1. Why do you think poperty seizure started? To make drug dealers think twice.

What was thee sun doing? Selling drugs. So...

It's in the right place, the Joke section...  fear mongering.

It is so difficult to just stop digging, put down the shovel... and realize, 'maybe they had a good point, I might be wrong mistaken...'  (takes even more to admit it)
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

Ghoulardi

Quote from: Hoofer on December 27, 2016, 12:34:50 AM
It's in the right place, the Joke section...  fear mongering.

It is so difficult to just stop digging, put down the shovel... and realize, 'maybe they had a good point, I might be wrong mistaken...'  (takes even more to admit it)

I apologize for the typos. My left arm has a core tremor in it. I usually catch them, but sometimes I forget to check my post