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Bipartisan Congress blocks Jeff Sessions' plan to revive civil asset forfeiture

Wednesday September 13, 2017. 07:37 PM , from BoingBoing
Bipartisan Congress blocks Jeff Sessions' plan to revive civil asset forfeiture
Civil asset forfeiture allows police departments to confiscate and keep property they claim results from criminal activity, without having to prove that any criminal activity took place -- this turned into a national scourge, until cops were stealing more from Americans than burglars, until the Obama administration shut down the DoJ's enabling program in 2015.

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https://boingboing.net/2017/09/13/gop-unity.html

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