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Friday, March 17, 2023

Two Republicans team with a Democrat to introduce this bill. Civil asset forfeiture is egregious. It's likely unconstitutional and is rife with abuse. Hopefully these three can appeal to the civil libertarians in both parties. While I'm not holding my breath I am happy to see this introduced as a bill.




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Well, since nobody else is posting on my apparently ------- thread, I will.

This is a very good thing. While I don't think this will go very far, the fact that lawmakers from both parties are even willing to address this is a start.

#1 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-03-17 01:40 AM | Reply

like legalizing pot...they'll hang on like grim death to preserve those cash cows

#2 | Posted by rhymegunfighter at 2023-03-17 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This should never have been allowed in the first place.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-17 03:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Roberts Court has had several opportunities to end this practice or at least severely curtail it. They've had plenty of cases they've refused to hear over the years that they could have used to put an end to the practice.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-03-17 03:44 PM | Reply

forfeiture and the radar gun are time honored methods of keeping the constabulary solvent in many parts of the country
along with using convicts for virtual slave labor

#5 | Posted by rhymegunfighter at 2023-03-17 04:08 PM | Reply

"#3 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2023-03-17 03:13 PM | FLAG: "

I completely agree

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-03-17 04:21 PM | Reply

I remember a local sheriff doing to everyone.

He would wait outside the local bar and find a nice truck for one of his buddies. Then he would stop the person driving home and make damn sure they got a DUI. He got in trouble for pushing DUI cases without a breathalyzer showing intoxication but it didn't stop him. For those he got, he took their vehicles if he could. Then the vehicle would "go up for auction" but it wouldn't be posted. So his buddies could come get a new truck for next to nothing.

He finally got caught when people put it all together...and one of his buddies bragged about his constant new trucks.

Don't worry though! Happy Ending: He just retired with full pension rather than getting in trouble.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-03-17 04:30 PM | Reply

A friend had his car taken after cops found a small roach in his ashtray.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-03-17 04:54 PM | Reply

Police and their stans will say this impedes their ability to fight crime.

Does anybody believe that? I sure don't.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-17 06:46 PM | Reply

If this bill should pass, does this mean that Trump would be exempt from forfeiting his personal residence in Palm Beach, Florida unless there was clear and convincing evidence that Mar-a-Lago was used in the process of a criminal activity?

I wonder how many strategy meetings to overthrow the government are still taking place there.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-03-18 12:12 AM | Reply

Buh Trump!!!

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-03-18 08:28 AM | Reply

This should never have been allowed in the first place.


It's been sorely abused.

Just another republican sponsored attack on civil liberties (from the "radical right" though Reagan Republicans would not be considered radical at all these days!) on the war on drugs that has had unintended (or maybe they were intended) and negative and potentially unconstitutional consequences. Especially for the poor and disadvantaged minorities and low income individuals.

As usual.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-03-18 11:54 AM | Reply

Im all for this bill, but isn't that an old bill? It is marked 2021-2022. (?)

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2023-03-18 08:32 PM | Reply

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