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

Wednesday September 13, 2017. 07:37 PM , from BoingBoing
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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