Policing for Profit - The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

 

    

 

Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. With civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your property and use it to fund their budgets?all without charging you with a crime. Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but with civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent?and law enforcement has a huge incentive to police for profit, not justice.

 

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