Civil forfeiture vs. truth and justice

Civil asset forfeiture strikes at the heart of property rights. Authorities simply seize private property without all the messiness of convicting someone of a crime. It’s blatantly unconstitutional and it shouldn’t happen, but it does. What’s worse, many state governments offer little to no information to the public about what they’re doing with those ill-gotten gains.

A new report and video from the Institute for Justice illustrates the case of Georgia quite well. The video was produced by IJ’s multitalented Isaac Reese.

Attribution:

Civil Forfeiture vs. Truth and Justice
Caleb O. Brown
March 30, 2011
Cato @ Liberty
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/civil-forfeiture-vs-truth-and-justice/#utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Cato-at-liberty+%28Cato+at+Liberty%29

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