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Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

By Ron Paul Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordered the Justice Department to increase the use of civil asset forfeiture, thus once again endorsing an unconstitutional, authoritarian, and increasingly unpopular policy. Civil asset forfeiture, which should be called civil asset theft, is the practice of seizing property believed to be involved in a crime. The […]

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Meet the New “Specially Protected Class” in Palm Beach and Beyond

by Will Grigg Adams Lin literally fainted as he read a court order authorizing federal marshals to confiscate his property. The officers seized his car, his designer clothes, a flat-screen television, golf clubs, computer, and even his treasured Samurai sword. Unlike countless other Americans who have been pillaged by federal law enforcement officials, Lin was […]

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Police Departments Overflowing with Extra Time, Money

by Ryan McMaken Many police departments are over-funded and overstaffed. What other conclusion can we reach when we read about operations like this one in a Kansas City suburb where sheriff’s deputies had the time and resources to keep track of everyone shopping at a gardening center in order to find someone to bust for growing marijuana? […]

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Road Piracy, False Flags, and the State’s Crime Cartel

by William N. Grigg Joe David, a former California Highway Patrol officer, has made a considerable fortune byteaching police officers who to steal under the color of “law” through his “Desert Snow” consulting firm. When he arrived in Meridian, Idaho for a two-day “asset forfeiture” seminar on August 10, he probably didn’t expect to be […]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: None Are Safe from the State’s Plundering Parasites

by William Normann Grigg “Is anyone present carrying more than ten marks, or planning to take out of the country any foreign money, gold, jewels, or other valuables?” demanded the German customs inspector after boarding the Innsbruck-bound train. “Any violation of the law will be punished with penal servitude –special cases by death.” Freya Roth, […]

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