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27 December 2016 @ 09:41 am
Asset forfeiture  
When the cops are robbers
The Warlord of Desultory Manormlknchz on December 27th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
but this has been going on for a long time, at LEAST 25 years
Johnjohnpalmer on January 4th, 2017 03:02 am (UTC)
It has been, and it *is* crazy. If they demand you give them $25,000, they have to convict you of a crime, or levy a tax. But if they catch you with $25,000 in cash, they can decide to take it, and file suit against the money.

It goes against every notion of justice... but apparently a lot of powerful people like it.