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Law enforcement takes more from Americans than burglars..

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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 12:48 AM
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www.washingtonpost.com...


Officers can take cash and property from people without convicting or even charging them with a crime — yes, really! — through the highly controversial practice known as civil asset forfeiture. Last year, according to the Institute for Justice, the Treasury and Justice departments deposited more than $5 billion into their respective asset forfeiture funds. That same year, the FBI reports that burglary losses topped out at $3.5 billion.


No big deal right?

The war on drugs or the war on freedom in America what's the truth?

This is why people fear police more than criminals.

Now back to reading how you all misunderstand the economy...




posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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There's even a story floating around out there about one police dept. buying a margarita machine for the station from civil asset forfeiture.

www.google.com... s_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: baddmove

I'm not surprised there is literally no morality left.

This country is taking a #.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Power corrupts.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Otherwise known as organized crime.

This kind of stuff makes the mafia look like Mother Theresa.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

Nothing else to say!



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: baddmove



There's even a story floating around out there about one police dept. buying a margarita machine for the station from civil asset forfeiture.

You mean a blender? They make milk shakes and smoothies too.



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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Police need blenders to perform their job?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Of course something completely irrelevant and pedantic...



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: rockintitz

No more than they need a coffee machine I suppose.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: Phage

What is your point, then?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:36 AM
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a reply to: rockintitz
That's it's kind of funny that it was called a "margarita machine."



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:36 AM
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It is pretty bad here. When I lived in Central America I saw less corruption.


Corruption there may cost you $50 because f a bad beat cop, but here they will take everything run it through their system and call legit.

Land of the free my arse.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Nice troll.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: rockintitz

No. Not really.
Just bored. Sorry about that.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 03:26 AM
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Greed disguised as frankness
The prison and law enforcement
Racket Was not enough



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: onequestionI believe our former Attorney General Eric Holder put a stop to asset forfeiture at the federal level for crimes.


(post by davidporter89 removed for a serious terms and conditions violation)

posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Nope, I don't mean a blender..did you even read the link or did you just jump in and start spouting as usual?

www.buzzfeed.com...



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: rockintitz

Ok - sorry but I first read that as 'Police need Benders to Preform Their Jobs'




posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Actually, Phage, there are products marketed as margarita machines. Some resemble blenders, others do not. Just for clarity's sake.
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