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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Shut up and gimme all your stuff!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

I never liked Jeff Sessions, he always reminds me of a white, redneck, shit-kicker southerner who is in favour of the death penalty and segregation and against affirmative action or civil rights!

One of the main reasons he has to go is this:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a series of Obama-era curbs on civil-asset forfeiture on Wednesday, strengthening the federal government’s power to seize cash and property from Americans without first bringing criminal charges against them.
Image result for redneck copThat's right kids, down in the good ol' U.S. of A. the cops can seize your stuff and then sell it to put money in their pockets WITHOUT EVER LAYING A SINGLE CHARGE AGAINST YOU!!!!! (That's your house, or car, or anything else you own of value ....., just ask some tourists who traveled in the southern States and ran into one of these guys. -->

In a statement announcing the Justice Department’s new policy directive, Sessions described civil forfeiture as a “key tool that helps law enforcement defund organized crime, take back ill-gotten gains, and prevent new crimes from being committed.” He also cast it as part of his larger push to imprint the president’s hardline stance on criminal-justice matters onto the federal government’s tactics against crime.

Civil forfeiture has existed in some form since the colonial era, although most of the current laws date to the War on Drugs’ heyday in the 1980s. Law-enforcement officials like Sessions defend modern civil forfeiture as a way to limit the resources of drug cartels and organized-crime groups. It’s also a lucrative tactic for law-enforcement agencies in an era of tight budgets: A Justice Department inspector general’s report in April found that federal forfeiture programs had taken in almost $28 billion over the past decade, and The Washington Post reported that civil-forfeiture seizures nationwide in 2015 surpassed the collective losses from all burglaries that same year.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/sessions-forfeiture-justice-department-civil/534168/