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Civil Forfeiture Video: A Huge Money Tree for Cops

Written by Gary North on May 22, 2012

This video explains it. Your property (unlike you) is guilty until proven innocent — at your expense.

Cops love this. Lawyers love this. It’s spreading.

Cars are confiscated and sold. Currency is confiscated and kept.

It’s all legal. And it’s spreading.

Then there is the DEA: “. . . in all states, police agencies can contact the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), making the case federal, and under federal law, local police departments can keep up to 80 percent of forfeiture proceeds, with the rest going to the Department of Justice.”

Now, that’s a tempting offer!

But what if they don’t charge you with buying drugs? No problem. Your car did it.

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10 thoughts on “Civil Forfeiture Video: A Huge Money Tree for Cops

  1. lilbear68 says:

    this only happens because we allow it to happen and continue to reelect those that do this to us instead of holding them accountable

  2. goldendragon2012 says:

    To quote many Americans, "if you don't like it, leave!" Yet only a few Americans are heading for the exits. Of course, soon it will be illegal to leave. Or, you can leave as long as you forfeit all your personal savings, your soul, the shirt off your back, and allow a teeny chip to be implanted under your skin, "for your own protection". Perhaps Americans are hoping that this is as bad as it gets.

  3. sean murry says:

    it will happen only if you let them do it i would tell them go to hell.

  4. This is what happened to the "rich" Jews in Germany from 1933 to 1945. They were forced to pay for the departure of themselves and poor Jews if they wanted out or where even allowed out.

    Here we go again. Guess we just didn't learn…again.

  5. Just a note. All current soft body armor (which is worn by the "city's finest" will NOT stop high speed projectiles from long tube objects. Some have small plates for the chest that are about 4 X 7 inches but most of those will not stop things designed to get through steel. Also placing below the "belly button" and they go down. Abdominal injuries are painful and extremely life critical.

    If you don't like what I posted it is because it is high time the "city's finest" understand they have crossed the line and are now regarded by most of us as boys gang with badges. If it looks like a gang, speaks like a gang, walks like a gang, then folks it is a gang.

    And the part that should be clear is all the "city's finest" keeping quite about this or doing nothing about this by their SILENCE and INACTION are condoning it.

  6. If we unite and stand together 300 million Americans CAN CHANGE THE 5000 that run this Country. We can bring this back to one nation Under GOD filled with prosperity. The Senate and the House are corrupt and so is the DOJ all directed by the Abomination in our Whitehouse that is controlled by the corperate banks.

    march on wallstreet is a joke along with most tea parties the smoke is to keep you confused and the end play is almost here, we as Americans stand at the 11th hour and the Constitution and Bill of rights are at stake,WHAT you going to DO?

  7. Vote ALL lib dems AND rinos OUT in Nov!!

  8. ProundPatriotToo says:

    Dito, NAVSOG. You are s-o-o-o- right. A thumbs up a thousand times over.

  9. jimpeel7734 says:

    F.E.A.R. (Forfeiture Endangers American Rights) has many cases detailed at their website http://www.fear.org .

    Getting around the laws is nothing new as this aqrticle from 2000 shows: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n680/a05.html

    Ninety-two percent of all cash in circulation is tainted with drugs so a drug dog will ALWAYS hit on cash. They then confiscate the "dirty" money.

    These laws have turned our police into monetary bounty hunters. Here is how it works.

    The police confiscate, say, $2 million in forfeitures this year. Next year, the city council cuts their budget by $2 million because they have the expectation that the police will perform exactly a they did last year so will be able to make up the shortfall.

    The state patrol, in Texas got caught taking cash and vehicles from Black motorists http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ch… .

    The police in Florida were working the I-95 corridor taking Black motorists cash and cars. Read this story from 1993. http://www.fff.org/freedom/1093c.asp

    I used to go to protests at speaking engagements for Dan Lungren, the Father of Forfeiture. He is the one who came up with this mess under two hundred year old piracy laws.

    All of these laws name five specific items to be confiscated — four of which are completely legal — real property including businesses and all assets thereto, cash, vehicles, firearms, drugs.

    Nothing new here. It just bubbles to the surface every few years.