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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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 […]
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? […]
In this special episode, Ron Paul takes his Jedi Sword to slice and dice today’s most popular myths.
by Martin Armstrong Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009 and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned […]
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 […]
Not serving and protecting you but serving themselves and protecting their jobs. Notice the only moral or ethical justification for their theft is the state allows them to do so. Source: Target Liberty: INVESTIGATION Outrageous Government Policing for Profit
Today marks the 800th anniversary of perhaps the most important power-limiting document in history. Why was the charter written and what relevance does it have for us today?
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, […]
Attorney Jeff Rowes (Institute for Justice) explains how incentives drive police toward a predatory view of citizens. via John Stossel – Civil Asset Forfeiture – YouTube.