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•There have been 61,998 cash seizures made on highways and elsewhere since 9/11 without search warrants or indictments through the Equitable Sharing Program, totaling more than $2.5 billion. State and local authorities kept more than $1.7 billion of that while Justice, Homeland Security and other federal agencies received $800 million. Half of the seizures were below $8,800.
Sounds like going to a Third-World country. American police are targeting their northern neighbors, according to a travel warning from the Canadian government. State and federal law enforcement officers are reportedly shaking down Canadians visiting the US, illegally confiscating legally carried cash. Over 61,000 of these incidents have occurred since 9/11, resulting in $2.5 billion being seized, according to The Washington Post.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: 727Sky
We need to take our country back. Back from whom? Well, the lawmakers ie our "representatives".
We literally need a Ron Paul in every fact of government in order to undo decades of damage.
"Highway robbery". Police seize $50,000 via asset forfeiture "laws".
originally posted by: boncho
When I was a kid mg first time seeing something like this was Robin Hood when the sherif of Nottingham was shaking down a local land owner. And I asked my mum why could he do that? And she said that was back in feudal days you had to pay money to people to be safe. And then I studied feudal times in school and I asked my mum, so people had to pay taxes to royalty and to use their things? And she said yeah, and I asked if it was like modern day tax and she said no. And she always told me "don't worry son we don't live in the dark ages stuff that happened back then and in movies doesn't happen today"
originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: gladtobehere
Threads like this one and the one you linked ... have me very close to violating the T&C of this site.
One of those firms created a private intelligence network known as Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System that enabled police nationwide to share detailed reports about American motorists — criminals and the innocent alike — including their Social Security numbers, addresses and identifying tattoos, as well as hunches about which drivers to stop.
Many of the reports have been funneled to federal agencies and fusion centers as part of the government’s burgeoning law enforcement intelligence systems — despite warnings from state and federal authorities that the information could violate privacy and constitutional protections.
There have been 61,998 cash seizures made on highways and elsewhere since 9/11 without search warrants or indictments through the Equitable Sharing Program, totaling more than $2.5 billion. State and local authorities kept more than $1.7 billion of that while Justice, Homeland Security and other federal agencies received $800 million. Half of the seizures were below $8,800.
Only a sixth of the seizures were legally challenged, in part because of the costs of legal action against the government. But in 41 percent of cases — 4,455 — where there was a challenge, the government agreed to return money. The appeals process took more than a year in 40 percent of those cases and often required owners of the cash to sign agreements not to sue police over the seizures.
originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: 727Sky
Isn't it funny that the only reason this is even possible is that THEY have a gun and YOU don't? This is simply armed robbery. If they weren't armed, a lot of this cash would stay with its rightful owners.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
What surprises me is the lack of interest this thread and one I authored - Equitable Sharing, highway interdiction, 400 seizures from 17 states examined