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    The last AG said white people can't be victims of hate crimes.
    This AG says it's Ok for the government to take money and property without due process.
    Both parties disgust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    Paul Harvey?
    Patrick Henry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restitution View Post
    I know right? Its not like civil forfeiture laws and the abuses there of... were happening before this last election.

    But... you know.... because Trump!

    Stiiiillll waiting on that avatar change


    No, I would say that I hoped Trump would appoint an AG that thinks just maybe the peoples property cant be convicted of a crime the person who owns it wasn't convicted of. Or to at least emplace some better safeguards to prevent abuse. Instead we get an "Hell yeah!!!!! Do more of that!!!!"
    "I aim to misbehave."

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    yes, Police should not be able to 'arrest' Property
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    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18770/...-aaron-bandler


    The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday its official stance on civil asset forfeiture, which includes expanding the policy into states that have banned the practice.

    A directive from the DOJ explains that the department will use the policy toward any property confiscated by state and local law enforcement if it feels that it relates to a federal crime. It then lists various "safeguards" for the practice as well as how people can try to regain their property. Eventually, the directive reaches a chilling note: the DOJ's policy "supersedes" states that have prohibited the use of asset forfeiture.

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    Not only is the DOJ's expansion of asset forfeiture a serious violation of private property rights, it also encroaches upon federalism by stating that the practice will even be used in states that have banned it. In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid lip service to federalism: (emphasis bolded)

    Last week Sessions ordered his deputies to undertake a comprehensive review of all police reform activities, including any existing or contemplated consent decrees, which were binding agreements used in prior administrations to outline and enforce reform measures.

    "These are, first and foremost, tasks for state, local and tribal law enforcement. ... It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies," Sessions wrote in a memo — a federalism-tinged tone that some forecast as the beginning of the end of the department's use of consent decrees.
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    And looks like maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel........


    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...asset-seizures

    Of course, we'll see if it can pass the Senate and then Trumps veto. Nice thing about Trump, there's no telling..... :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    And looks like maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel........


    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...asset-seizures

    Of course, we'll see if it can pass the Senate and then Trumps veto. Nice thing about Trump, there's no telling..... :)
    What makes you think Trump would veto it.?

    By the way Sessions needs firing.

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    And looks like maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel........


    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...asset-seizures

    Of course, we'll see if it can pass the Senate and then Trumps veto. Nice thing about Trump, there's no telling..... :)
    "I aim to misbehave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    What makes you think Trump would veto it.?

    By the way Sessions needs firing.

    Sessions does seem to be quite the mouse. I just worry that Trumps admin is in disarray. Maybe that is a good thing. Maybe that is drain the swamp thing. We shall see.
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    A Justice Department inspector general report in March found that more than $4 billion in forfeited funds have been given to crime victims since 2000.
    How the hell does that work? Ohh hey, we noticed you are carrying $3k in cash while walking to the used car lot, with a voicemail from the owner saying he will sell you a car for $3k, and a bank withdrawal slip showing the money came from your account. This is obviously drug money as it has trace amounts of drugs on it, we are going to confiscate it and give $600 to the victim of your (money's) crimes. Who's the victim? Who cares, I got my cut.

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