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.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kept his word. The Department of Justice has expanded its asset forfeiture program that will allow authorities to seize a citizen’s property even if they have not been charged with a crime.
The DOJ’s program can even apply in the fourteen states that have banned civil asset forfeiture without a criminal conviction.