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Abuse Of Power? 14 Of The Craziest Things Cops Bought With Forfeiture Funds


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Under civil asset forfeiture, police can seize property suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminal asset forfeiture, with civil forfeiture, people don’t have to be convicted—or even charged—with a crime to permanently lose their cars, homes, or cash.

Even worse, in many cases, police get to keep what they seize through asset forfeiture. As long as cops get to keep what they seize, civil asset forfeiture will keep on spawning scandals.

So law enforcement has a strong incentive to pad their budgets and buy ridiculous things like:

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They are no different than any other gangsters.

Sadly about the only differences are which side of the Law they  are each accorded.

 

They are protecting us from ourselves? by absconding [Legally] with our possessions for their Personal Private use. 

 

The trouble is that there is NO accountability for these Privileged Extortionists.

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