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Police in Oklahoma are now able to seize money from motorists even if they don’t have physical cash on them – and even if those people are merely suspected of a crime. Using a new device called an ERAD, or Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers can now swipe debit or prepaid cards if they suspect a driver of obtaining money contained in their bank accounts illegally.
We’re gonna look for different factors in the way that you’re acting,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent told Oklahoma News9.com. “We’re gonna look for if there’s a difference in your story. If there’s someway that we can prove that you’re falsifying information to us about your business.” If drivers can prove, to an officer’s satisfaction, that the cash is legally theirs, they can keep their money.
All of this without an arrest, charge or warrant – an unconstitutional procedure that strips citizens of due process and civil rights, says Oklahoma Senator Kyle Loveless.
“You have effectively a way of instantly seizing a digital account from a traffic stop,” Henderson said, according to OklahomaWatch.org. “That’s a capability I have never seen before.”
In 2014, the State Department announced its intention to increase the fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship by 422% from $450 to $2,350. This followed a fee increase of approximately 220% in 2013. The increase took effect in January 2015.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
"If you can prove it belongs to you to our satisfaction then we'll let you keep it."
Lol wut?!? I'm pretty confident that's not how it's supposed to work. What a ridiculous thing to say about a ridiculous concept.
This is only for people carrying large sums of cash on hand. If you are a law abiding innocent civilian then you will not have your cash stolen from you.
This is only for people carrying large sums of cash on hand.
You see the funny thing is people agree with this.