Category Archives: Forfeiture

RealClear Policy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans

RealClear Policy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans by Rep. Doug Collins: The mechanics of civil asset forfeiture can be hard to follow because its abuses are rooted in circular reasoning. So it’s helpful to trace out how the statutes … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘Wonkblog': Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime

WaPo: ‘Wonkblog': Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime by Christopher Ingraham: The Drug Enforcement Administration takes billions of dollars in cash from people who are never charged with criminal … Continue reading

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The Libertarian Republic: Rand Paul Reintroduces “FAIR Act” to Restore Respect for the 5th Amendment [in forfeitures]

The Libertarian Republic: Rand Paul Reintroduces “FAIR Act” to Restore Respect for the 5th Amendment [in forfeitures] Kentucky conservative Senator Rand Paul reintroduced S. 642, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act on Wednesday. The intention of the bill is … Continue reading

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USA Today: ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ should mean what it says: Column [repealing civil forfeiture]

USA Today: ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ should mean what it says: Column by Derek Draplin and Kahryn Riley: Every state should join Nebraska and New Mexico in repealing civil forfeiture.

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New York Magazine: Watching Donald Trump Try to Puzzle Out What ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Means Is Deeply Discomfiting

New York Magazine: Watching Donald Trump Try to Puzzle Out What ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Means Is Deeply Discomfiting by Jesse Singal:

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Bloomberg: Trump Quips He’d ‘Destroy’ Texas Lawmaker Who Irked Sheriff [over forfeiture reform]

Bloomberg: Trump Quips He’d ‘Destroy’ Texas Lawmaker Who Irked Sheriff by Toluse Olorunnipa & Margaret Talev: President Trump jokes about destroying a politician’s career

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Reason: Majority of States Lack Transparency on Asset Forfeiture

Reason: Majority of States Lack Transparency on Asset Forfeiture by C.J. Ciaramella: Want to know how much stuff police are seizing from people and where all that money goes? Good luck. Asset forfeiture programs in the majority of states across … Continue reading

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Orange County Register: Editorial: DEA must end its informant program now

Orange County Register: Editorial: DEA must end its informant program now: The DEA and other law enforcement agencies face skewed priorities when they can search and seize property — and then keep the proceeds — without so much as probable … Continue reading

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Reason: ‘Hit and Run’ Blog: Inside Mississippi’s Asset Forfeiture Extortion Racket

Reason: ‘Hit and Run’ Blog: Inside Mississippi’s Asset Forfeiture Extortion Racket by C.J. Ciaramella: State narcotics police seized $4 million in cash—as well as couches, comics, and 18-wheelers—through asset forfeiture in 2015.

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Albuquerque concedes forfeiture was illegal, continues with illegal forfeitures

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Albuquerque concedes forfeiture was illegal, continues with illegal forfeitures by Radley Balko:

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