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 Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery

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PostSubject: Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery   Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:12 am

http://www.infowars.com/land-of-the-unfree-police-and-prosecutors-fight-aggressively-to-retain-barbaric-right-of-civil-asset-forfeiture/


Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police.

Their effort, at least at the state level, appears to be working. At least a dozen states considered bills restricting or even abolishing forfeiture that isn’t accompanied by a conviction or gives law enforcement less control over forfeited proceeds. But most measures failed to pass.
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PostSubject: Re: Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery   Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:15 am

Civil asset forfeiture is state-sanctioned theft. There is no other way around it. The entire concept violates the spirit of the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments to the Constitution. In case you have any doubt:

The 4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The 5th Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

The 6th Amendment: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
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PostSubject: Re: Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery   Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:22 am

King george would be proud and claim delayed victory.
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PostSubject: Re: Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery   Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:03 am

My thoughts exactly, PkrBum. We have returned to a country where the government has (almost) total control.

Or at least it seems that way.

And what about land condemnation? I've never understood that one...
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PostSubject: Re: Police and prosecutors fight to retain "asset forfeiture"..aka.highway robbery   Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:25 am

PkrBum wrote:
King george would be proud and claim delayed victory.

Remember when those that warned that these conditions would increase and they [we] were mocked as radicals?....Look at the facts...states like Texas...Arizona...New Mexico...Nevada and N & S Dakota have been recognized as the LEAST government intrusive states...these folks just may be on to something....
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