If you have never heard about this law down in the States, I would suggest you put on your seat belt before reading this!
The law is known as "civil-asset forfeiture" and it allows cops to seize money, houses, cars, boats and any other assets from people who are being investigated or arrested for drug offenses, and maybe some other crimes as well.
(I'm not too sure how this works, except that they can seize your property before any conviction is registered ....., which makes "innocent until proven guilty" a mockery of the justice system in the States!)
Here's the article ------ read it carefully and note how 'Don the Con' already thinks he's a dictator:
Eavenson declined to name the senator but was likely was referring to Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, who is a coauthor on a bill this session requiring convictions for asset forfeiture.DALLAS — President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered to “destroy” the career of a Texas state senator after a sheriff complained about the lawmaker at a White House meeting.Trump was speaking with representatives from the National Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Harold Eavenson mentioned an unnamed state senator, who he said has introduced legislation that restricts law enforcement powers to seize money, drugs, and personal property. The practice is known as civil-asset forfeiture.“We’ve got a state senator in Texas who was talking about introducing legislation to require a conviction before we can receive that forfeiture money,” Eavenson said. “And I told him that the cartel would build a monument to him in Mexico if he could get that legislation passed.”“Can you believe that?” Trump said, shaking his head. “Want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.”
Hinojosa, a Democrat, introduced a measure last November that would restrict law enforcement from accessing assets until the owner has been convicted of a crime. (In 2015, a similar bill from Hinojosa died in committee.) On Monday, Hinojosa was formally added as an author to Senate Bill 380, which was introduced by Burton. It was referred to the Senate Affairs Committee last week, according to the Senate Journal.The White House said late today that Trump was only "joking" during the National Sheriff's Association meeting.