If the Pigs want it, They gonna take it!
Jeff Sessions is back at it again trying to up the police seizures of cash and property in all related drug cases. “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture-especially for drug traffickers,” he said in his prepared remarks for a speech to the National District Attorney’s Association in Minneapolis. “With care and professionalism we, we plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures. No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime. Adoptive forfeitures are appropriate as is sharing with our partners.”
The controversial practice of asset forfeiture allows law enforcement officials to freely take the property and cash of individuals suspected of a crime. Sessions wants to put the spot light on drug traffickers in particular and making a point that no one should be able to keep their profits from selling drugs.
Thats fine and all, but law enforcement is not doing that. For example, a self described soccer mom who grew her own medical cannabis, was raided and had everything taken – including tools, TV, cars, etc.. This practice has been corrupt since the start, law enforcement use this shady backdoor legislation to take from free people. Many states even let the cops keep the cash and assets seized in the raids, which sure does make the forfeiture of assets look like a for profit operation.
13 states do not allow law enforcement to seize assets unless the individual has been convicted of a crime. That leaves 37 states that your shit is not protected. If the cop likes that, hes taking that.