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 government keeps the property even if it never convicts, or even charges, the owner of the property.
Police can even use civil asset theft to steal from people whose property was used in criminal activity without the owners’ knowledge. Some have even lost their homes because a renter or houseguest was dealing drugs on the premises behind the owners’ backs…….. READ MORE
By John W. Whitehead
August 8, 2017
“There is one criminal justice system for citizens—especially black and brown ones—and another for police in the United States.”—Redditt Hudson, former St. Louis police officer
President Trump needs to be reminded that no one is above the law, especially the police.
Unfortunately, Trump and Jeff Sessions, head of the Justice Department (much like their predecessors) appear to have few qualmsabout giving police the green light to kill, shoot, taser, abuse and steal from American citizens in the so-called name of law and order…………….. READ MORE
Things are falling apart.
How much longer we can sustain the fiction that we live in a constitutional republic, I cannot say, but anarchy is being loosed upon the nation.
We are witnessing the unraveling of the American dream one injustice at a time.
Day after day, the government’s crimes against the citizenry grow more egregious, more treacherous and more tragic. And day after day, the American people wake up a little more to the grim realization that they have become captives in a prison of their own making. No longer a free people, we are now pushed and prodded and watched over by twitchy, hyper-sensitive, easily-spooked armed guards who care little for the rights, humanity or well-being of those in their care………….
John White Head of the Rutherford Institute, in addition to taking on landmark individual rights cases, writes a powerful editorial each week. You can subscribe to their mailing list, which I highly recommend.
This article is timely, as free speech is under attack by the police state. I had a personal incident very recently, with a rouge Missouri road pirate. I was physically and psychologically terrorized, for my free speech. I am not sure when I will be able to write about it. The experience was one of the most traumatic events in my life. I will leave it at that for now…..