Category Archives: Forfeiture

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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CATO at Liberty Blog: 84% of Americans Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture

CATO at Liberty Blog: 84% of Americans Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture by Emily Ekins: Eighty-four percent (84%) of Americans oppose civil asset forfeiture–police ‘taking a person’s money or property that is suspected to have been involved in a drug crime … Continue reading

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W.D.Okla.: A school district’s alleged indifference to bullying complaints stated a 4A claim

“In light of Plaintiffs’ allegations, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts which allow the Court to draw the reasonable inference that the District maintains a policy of retaliating against parents who advocate for their children, in violation … Continue reading

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MS: A case seizure after a consent search leads to no forfeiture; no evidence of wrongdoing

Claimant was stopped, and he consented to a search producing money. The order of forfeiture is reversed. The facts, when taken as a whole, did not show by more than just suspicion that the money discovered in a driver’s vehicle … Continue reading

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AL: Forfeiture claimant failed to show standing to contest the search that led to seizure of his cash

Defendant for all appearances was visiting the house searched but not an overnight guest. At any rate, he did nothing to show standing. When asked for consent, defendant refused saying it wasn’t his place, but he took the officers inside … Continue reading

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