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David G
01-25-2018, 12:55 AM
New Alabama Bill Would Abolish Civil Forfeiture, Require Convictions To Confiscate Property
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9c8f6fca-4dc6-3530-ae33-dc0745c4de88/ss_new-alabama-bill-would.html

Barry
01-25-2018, 01:32 AM
"Civil asset forfeiture is a key tool that helps law enforcement help defund organized crime, prevents new crime from committed and weakens the criminals and cartels," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday announcing the revived DOJ policy.

CBS News' Paula Reid reports that 24 states have passed laws limiting the practice, but local law enforcement can get around those restrictions by giving seized assets to the federal government instead of returning them to their owners. This practice is called "adoption" and it's been used to seize almost $1 billion in assets over the last decade.

This should be interesting.