Civil Asset Forfeiture Is Out Of Control
Local law enforcement has the power, under federal law, to seize cash, cars, homes - anything they believe may have been used, or might be used - to commit a crime. But they can take all of this property and still never charge you for a crime. And good luck getting your stuff back, because, in a bizarre twist, what the police have done is arrest your things, not you. So it's your cash that's on trial, or your house or car.
Just how outrageous and widespread these seizures have become is the subject of this video report. While there is some strong language in this video, it's a good overview of how abusive this practice has become.