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    Default Cops nationwide stealing cash, jewelry, valuables from innocent citizens

    Cops nationwide stealing cash, jewelry, valuables from innocent citizens under 'civil forfeiture' laws



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    Astonishingly, many police departments defend this abomination.

    "We all know the way things are right now - budgets are tight," Steve Westbrook, the executive director of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas, told Silverman.

    "It's definitely a valuable asset to law enforcement, for purchasing equipment and getting things you normally wouldn't be able to get to fight crime," he said.

    Other officers said, if the practice of civil forfeiture becomes too heavily regulated to use, their departments would collapse economically - and, of course, that would endanger public safety (can you say fearmongering).

    Per Silverman:

    But a system that proved successful at wringing profits from drug cartels and white-collar fraudsters has also given rise to corruption and violations of civil liberties. Over the past year, I spoke with more than a hundred police officers, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and forfeiture plaintiffs from across the country. Many expressed concern that state laws designed to go after high-flying crime lords are routinely targeting the workaday homes, cars, cash savings, and other belongings of innocent people who are never charged with a crime.

    This pathetic use of the law amounts to little more than legalized theft. If a private citizen were to do something like this, he or she would go to jail.

    Civil forfeiture in the case of a convicted criminal is one thing; stealing from innocent people to fund your police department is quite another.

    And quite despicable.

    Continued: http://www.naturalnews.com/041828_co...orfeiture.html


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    Can we stuff them into body bags and then throw them off the over-pass onto the 6-lane?
    Note: I did not say 'Shoot them' or 'Kill them'.
    Just wondering.
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    Nothing new here... This has been going on since at least the 80s.
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    Yeah it's been going on, but it has reached epedemic proportions of late.
    Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!

    "If they’re going to come here illegally, apply for & receive assistance through a corrupted Government agency encouraging this lawless behavior, work under the table & send billions of dollars each year back to their families in Mexico, while bleeding local economies dry, protest in our streets waving their Mexican flags DEMANDING rights, while I have to press ’1′ for English, then they need to be shipped back to where they came from!" -Chad Miller

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    yes, just e5 miles from me a priceton city police was arrested for the very same thing.

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    Way back in the Reagan years when these drug dealer asset fortfeiture laws came about many of us warned about what this would lead to but we were called "paranoid" and "just crazy". Guess we don't look so "paranoid" and "crazy" now. We also warned about The Patriot Act and how that would impact our sovereign Constitutional Rights - again we were called "paranoid" and "crazy". Ditto The National Defense Authorization Act. The result of course are Paramilitaries who used to be called Police. What this has evolved into is state sanctioned Organized Crime. Today many police departments are no different than the Gangsta Desciples, Latin Kings, Bloods or Crips - only difference is they have the backing of the state and were a different color "uniform" and are better organized. People used to respect and admire the police - today they just fear the police. Quite a shame.....

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    there are some LRPD cops on trial today for being a part of the drug gangs--

    they were escorting them around, looking the other way when there was a killing and so on--

    but they would still arrest YOU and rough you up over some minor BS--

    took years to ever get the law to respond-- like they were having help from above.

    sort of like chicago --all these 100,000 of thousands of police and they can't clean that mess up?

    whats wrong with this picture????

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    All part of Barky and the Commocrats plan to turn America into a Turd World Country.

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    We do not waste our time doing that here. There is way too much paperwork involved. Now with that being said, that is for the "normal" arrests. If it is a guy (or girl) selling large qty of coke or meth, Maybe.
    The problems are not the cops doing it, it is the politicians making the laws so broad. If someone has a SMALL bag of weed but 50 small empty bags, they can get him for intent. If he is in a friends car or Moms, they could file to take it. That part is BS. I can say, BB, it sound like you live in a shit part of the country with all the anti people and anti dog stuff going on. Might be time to move. Thats why I moved from NY too much BS going on there.
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