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Unread 02-20-2019, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Supreme Court Limits Civil Asset Forfeiture, Rules Excessive Fines Apply To States

Maybe it won't be such a scary proposition driving through areas where some law enforcement agencies prey for profit on motorists passing through.

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About time .I can only assume seized funds will be returned promptly with interest.
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So El Chapo should get $14 billion back?
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So El Chapo should get $14 billion back?
Is that punishment equivalent to the crimes he committed?

If that $14 billion was made directly from his dealings in drugs, then I would say that it does, and too bad, too sad for him.

But for some average Joe driving through Louisiana to have his Corvette and all his cash seized because cops found the cash had some miniscule trace of drugs on some of the bills detected by a lab test, no, sorry, I don't agree with that.

And certainly under no circumstances should the law enforcement agencies at any level act as mercenaries keeping any of the "spoils" gained in the enforcement of the law. That sort of thing cannot help but be abused.
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