Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Asset Forfeiture

It's unconstitutional on it's face. They make no bones about the fact that it's DESIGNED to deprive “certain people” of the right to defend themselves against the government. People the government (without proof) DECIDES are lawbreakers. I have no brief for drug dealers and other organized criminals. But even THEY are entitled to “their day in court,” and “civil asset forfeiture” denies them that right. Especially the part where the government can TAKE their property and money WITHOUT convicting them of a crime. Only on the OPINION of the government that they are lawbreakers, without any kind of “due process.” They have even decided that the government can take the CAR of someone who does dope in it. That is “cruel and unusual punishment,” because they may not be able to afford to lose that car WITHOUT due process. And thousands of dollars in property forfeited because of a minor crime is just too much punishment. (Just common sense)

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