Thursday, July 24, 2014

Civil asset forfeitures by police on drug pretexts turn "innocent until proven guilty" on its head

The above Daily Show piece mentioned, in passing, that the feds have confiscated $5,000,000,000 in assets — but that doesn't include state and local drug asset seizures like ones made by the hyperactive Tenana, TX police, subject to a class action suit for their abusive interpretation of civil forfeiture laws and depicted in a Daily Show interview of one of that police department's victims.
     The same thing is going on in other states. Below is Tennessee's outrageous abuse of that state's civil forfeiture legislation.

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