Civil forfeiture laws allow police officers to seize property or assets if they believe you have obtained them through illegal means- even if you haven't been convicted or charged with a crime. Do you support giving police officers this power?
It's so wrong. The police are criminal liars with practically zero credibility these days.
I'm glad this is starting to get more attention. It's something that needs to be stopped.
The amount seized rose from 1.2B in 2011 to 4.7B in 2012. Innocent civilians have been put through years long expensive litigative processes to get their assets back, many other haven't been able to fight back. John Oliver did a great segment on it,
the article linked below has the video embedded. The Washington Post series this article references and links at the beginning is worth reading if you're interested in the subject. Pretty crazy stuff. Land of the free. Ha