Category Archives: Forfeiture

Reason: Alabama Prosecutor, Sheriff Threaten to Put More People in Prison in Order to Keep Seizing Massive Amounts of Property

Reason: Alabama Prosecutor, Sheriff Threaten to Put More People in Prison in Order to Keep Seizing Massive Amounts of Property by Scott Shackford: Lawmakers are considering long-overdue civil asset forfeiture reform, and law enforcement leaders aren’t happy.

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WXYZ: Metro Detroit man fights four year battle to get bank account back after arrest

WXYZ: Metro Detroit man fights four year battle to get bank account back after arrest by Gino Vicci:

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Detroit Free Press: Many lack resources to fight property seizures in drug cases

Detroit Free Press: Many lack resources to fight property seizures in drug cases by Bill Laitner:

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Vox: “It’s been complete hell”: how police used a traffic stop to take $91,800 from an innocent man

Vox: “It’s been complete hell”: how police used a traffic stop to take $91,800 from an innocent man by German Lopez: The money was supposed to go toward buying a legendary music studio. Now his dreams are on hold.

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TechDirt: Opinion: DOJ: Civil Asset Forfeiture Is A Good Thing That Only Harms All Those Criminals We Never Arrest

TechDirt: Opinion: DOJ: Civil Asset Forfeiture Is A Good Thing That Only Harms All Those Criminals We Never Arrest by Tim Cushing: In most cases, the agency performing the seizure is allowed to directly benefit from it. Whether it’s used … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Alabama task force performs drug raid, man dies. Officials take his home, split the proceeds.

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Alabama task force performs drug raid, man dies. Officials take his home, split the proceeds. by Radley Balko: The court that was supposed to be neutral and fair in all of this got a cut of the … Continue reading

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Miami Herald: Feds want cash seized in a raid last year, so they’re suing the cash

Miami Herald: Feds want cash seized in a raid last year, so they’re suing the cash by David Goodhue: The federal government is suing a bundle of cash seized in a drug raid last year near Key West that turned … Continue reading

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WaPo: Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program

WaPo: Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program by Sari Horowitz: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is setting up a unit in the Justice Department to oversee a policy he reinstated to help state and local police take cash and … Continue reading

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Conservative Review: How the feds swipe your stuff — and how Congress could stop it

Conservative Review: How the feds swipe your stuff — and how Congress could stop it by Nate Madden:

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Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers

Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers by Christopher Robbins:

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Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program

Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program by David Choi:

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Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It

Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It by Mary Chastain Local authorities can bypass asset forfeiture laws through the DOJ’s “adoption” policy.

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