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No more asset seizure: Eric Holder bans controversial ‘war on drugs’ tactic
State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday.
The practice of local police taking property, including cash and cars, from people that they stop, and of handing it over to federal authorities, became common during the country’s war on drugs in the 1980s.
ith Holder leaving I found this really odd. Maybe a desperation move to generate some positive press for the administration?
Now those who sell large amounts of dangerous drugs - I don't see that become decriminalized nor should it.
I would also expect them to ramp up efforts to make pot illegal everywhere they can.