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At least one good thing: Supreme Court limits civil forfeiture

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:15 PM

SIGNYM

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:22 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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That is a good thing.

I have to wrestle down emotions when I read the disgusting example they used of somebody who benefited from it... Driving around their vehicle that cost more than all the cars I've owned combined, funded by selling a drug that has ruined lives of people I cared about in my past life.


It's still a good thing. Even if shitstains like this get to benefit from it too.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
That is a good thing.

I have to wrestle down emotions when I read the disgusting example they used of somebody who benefited from it... Driving around their vehicle that cost more than all the cars I've owned combined, funded by selling a drug that has ruined lives of people I cared about in my past life.


It's still a good thing. Even if shitstains like this get to benefit from it too.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Have you read Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz?

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:32 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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No. Is it good?

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:39 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
That is a good thing.

I have to wrestle down emotions when I read the disgusting example they used of somebody who benefited from it... Driving around their vehicle that cost more than all the cars I've owned combined, funded by selling a drug that has ruined lives of people I cared about in my past life.


It's still a good thing. Even if shitstains like this get to benefit from it too.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

The problem with civil forfeiture is that local PDs use it to boost their budgets, often seizing property on the PRESUMPTION of guilt. There was a story about a man who had $12,000 confiscated, not because he had done anything wrong but because the local PD basically said that only a drug dealer would carry that much cash. The guy explained that he was going to buy a used car, showed them the Craig's List item, even offered to have them witness the sale, but it didn't make any difference: they took the money and refused to give it back. The PDs often operate on "guilty until proven innocent" when they take your cash, car, or house.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:44 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
That is a good thing.

I have to wrestle down emotions when I read the disgusting example they used of somebody who benefited from it... Driving around their vehicle that cost more than all the cars I've owned combined, funded by selling a drug that has ruined lives of people I cared about in my past life.


It's still a good thing. Even if shitstains like this get to benefit from it too.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

The problem with civil forfeiture is that local PDs use it to boost their budgets, often seizing property on the PRESUMPTION of guilt. There was a story about a man who had $12,000 confiscated, not because he had done anything wrong but because the local PD basically said that only a drug dealer would carry that much cash. The guy explained that he was going to buy a used car, showed them the Craig's List item, even offered to have them witness the sale, but it didn't make any difference: they took the money and refused to give it back. The PDs often operate on "guilty until proven innocent" when they take your cash, car, or house.

-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



Oh... I know this.

And unfortunately, I don't think this ruling is going to do anything about fixing the example you just gave. That's the scary thing about cash. Just try to prove that those cops took your $12,000 after the fact. At least most departments are starting to force their officers to wear body cams at all times. I think that's best for everyone.

Like I said. It's a good ruling. You have to take the bad with the good.

Don't be surprised though when your property taxes go up and/or you start hearing everyone complaining about getting twice as many traffic tickets and/or your police force starts getting slashed now.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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