civil asset forfeiture
These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California
Smelling like cannabis and buying your ticket right before your flight from this Florida airport are apparently great reasons for cops to take your stuff.
A controversial law enforcement tactic is creating some unusual alliances in Texas
In Texas, a public fight has broken out over a strategy used to fight drug crime: Civil asset forfeiture, which lets police officers seize property from suspected criminals.
The Long Struggle to Reform the System That Lets Cops Casually Seize Property and Cash
Politicians in both parties have been trying to overhaul the process by which police confiscate the cash and belongings they think have some vague connection to crime. Then Donald Trump happened.