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originally posted by: SubTruth
The current system and people abusing it are breaking the constitution.
originally posted by: roadgravel
I thought the law was made to deal with assets of major drug operations. When did law add minor crimes to seizures?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
i like the idea but the problem i see with it is that the insurance companies will be in cahoots with the "department" as opposed to the individual
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
A few years back, one of my friends had his house raided because he was suspected of fraud and identity theft. The police (between 10-15 of them) kicked in the door and took him and his family into custody, and then spent the next 9 and a half hours going through the house. When all was said and done, they had taken 3 truck loads of 'evidence' from his home. They took everything from video games and systems to CDs, to his kid's toys, his computers, guns, his dogs' ear medicine, and even bath towels and clothing.
All in all, the inventory list of items they had seized came to 27 pages. He wasn't allowed to even try to get any of his property back for one year, which is apparently the statute of limitations on how much time they have to try to build a case. He was never found guilty or convicted of a single crime. So a year later, he tries to get his property back, and lo and behold, the 27 inventory pages of 'evidence' had turned into just 19 pages (they claimed they had no record of the other 8 full pages, despite him still having the original, but partly blacked-out copies they had given him shortly after the raid), and it was another 6 months or so of battling with them before he even started seeing any of that, despite the statute of limitations being over a long time ago. He never did get even the full 19 pages worth back. His guns took him almost 3 years to get back, and they 'lost' one of his shotguns...Oh, and the raid occurred shortly after 8 am. The warrant wasn't issued until a little after 11 am the same day.....
originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys
a reply to: Daedal
We need to ALL write our representatives and plainly state that if they don't start doing something about this, they WILL be voted out for someone who will.
Hell, if I was running for office my entire platform would consist of police reform.