The US Department of Justice has announced a new policy on civil asset forfeitures, a controversial program that allows law enforcement to confiscate property of suspected criminals without a trial which critics have dubbed for-profit policing.
Who is to blame? Attorney General Jeff Sessions (pictured here)
What this prick has to say but DO NOT BE FOOLED! Watch the videos below.
“Civil asset forfeiture is a key tool that helps law enforcement defund organized crime, take back ill-gotten gains, and prevent new crimes from being committed, and it weakens the criminals and the cartels,” Sessions said in the announcement.
“Civil asset forfeiture is tantamount to policing for profit, generating millions of dollars annually that the agencies get to keep,” Said Kanya Bennett, legislative counsel for the ACLU.
“This program is egregiously at odds with our due process rights.”
“This move will be devastating for all Americans, but especially for communities of color, who are already subjected to unconstitutional violations and over policing,”
“Civil forfeiture is inherently abusive. No one should lose his or her property without being first convicted of a crime, let alone charged with one,”Said IJ senior attorney Darpana Sheth.
No. "Forfeiture" & "seizure" aren't same. Some states banned civil forfeiture, not seizure. Directive lets feds forfeit w/o criminal charge.
Civil asset forfeiture is unjust and unconstitutional. It's a big-government scheme to take people's property without due process. End it.
Watch these videos about "PROFIT or JUSTICE"?
Civil Asset Forfeiture CPAC 2017 (The TRUTH).
Here is the proposed policy:
The new federal guidelines set “probable cause” as standard for seizing property, and demand state and local law enforcement that wish to partake in the federal Equitable Sharing program to file documents proving the seizure was appropriate and get “enhanced training” on asset forfeiture laws.
Probable cause is a lower standard of evidence than most states already require. It is unclear what impact the policy will have on states like New Mexico, which abolished asset forfeiture, or on states that demand a criminal conviction prior to seizure of property.
The value of assets seized through asset forfeitures has skyrocketed since 2000. According to a Washington Post report, in 2014, the government seized over $5 billion in assets compared to the $3.5 billion in assets stolen from citizens by burglars.
DON'T TRUST WHAT YOU ARE BEING TOLD, THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR AMERICA!
Here is another video to watch:
No Government using their powers including their police or law enforcement should ever be allowed to seize anyone's assets without having committed a crime, they can only do so if..
The very citizens who will be subjected to this unfair policy and law DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT!
Get out and protest over this bullshit law and demand that people like Jeff Sessions are removed from their position of power.