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Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

Part of an e-mail I received from the Institute for Justice (IJ):

There’s been tremendous activity over the past few weeks in our campaign to end civil forfeiture, so I want to give you a report.

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Your Drug War Outrage Of The Day

If procedures allow city officials to seize the property of law-abiding people because of a $40.00 drug deal done on that property by someone else, I’d say the procedures in place are pretty damn evil: 179 more words

Drug War

Another court battle: Taxi owners not happy cap has been lifted

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cap has been lifted, and now, Milwaukee taxi owners are suing.

On July 22nd, the Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously to completely lift the cap on the number of taxi cabs that are allowed to operate in the city of Milwaukee. 453 more words


Daily Video 8.13.14

John Stossel – Litigating For Liberty

Published on Aug 12, 2014

” Scott Bullock (Institute for Justice) explains how lawsuits can help reign in government to its Constitutional limits.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture - Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Perhaps no tenant is stronger in the foundation of the American criminal legal system than that one is innocent until proven guilty.  Unfortunately, the practice of civil asset forfeiture – a practice that is expanding across America by local policing agencies – is used to take the belongings of individuals and not giving them back to the individuals without those individual proving that they are not involved in some sort of criminal enterprise.  292 more words

Criminal Law