Police Barred From Using Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Without Warrants or Criminal Charges

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    With the exception of public safety reasons, members of local and state law enforcement agencies are now barred by Eric Holder — the attorney general of the United States — from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges. While the extent of civil asset forfeiture extended to houses — where the items were actually named in lawsuits as defendants against the federal government of the United States — it was the travel part which interested me. Imagine traveling hundreds of miles in the United States with a large sum of money — only to be stopped by a police officer who can simply take your money under the suspicion that it is in connection with illegal activities such as drug dealing and weapons trafficking... The post Police Barred From Using Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Without Warrants or Criminal Charges appeared first on The Gate.

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