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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Duly noted... I'm never going to Tennessee.
I'd actually like a ride off this insane asylum if there's any UFO's departing from here soon.
A) United States v $215,300 U.S. Currency (882 F. 2d 417 (1989) Ninth Circuit In a civil forfeiture action, there was probable cause to believe $215,300 of an airline passenger was involved in narcotics trafficking, due to these indicators: • carrying large sum of cash; • canine alert for presence of narcotics on the currency; • passenger’s attempts to avoid detection; • passenger’s ticket was issued by travel agency known to have issued tickets for other travelers who had narcotics related currency; • passenger’s nervousness; • and passenger was bound for well-known center of illegal drug activity.
Originally posted by spacedonk
In this latest case, a Monterey police officer took $22,000 off the driver -- even though he had committed no crime.
"...he said, 'Do you mind if I search your vehicle?' I said, 'No, I don't mind.' I certainly didn't feel I was doing anything wrong. It was my money."
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by boncho
The fellow did get his money back:
After Reby filed an appeal, and after NewsChannel 5 began investigating, the state agreed to return his money -- if he'd sign a statement waiving his constitutional rights and promising not to sue.
He only had to sign away his rights...
Originally posted by Dynamike
reply to post by Britguy
Disability money and income tax money (if youre on disability it means you did not work); all of which came out of the pockets of the government. The way I see it, they were just taking their money back to keep a drug dealer in jail.
Originally posted by circlemaker
Normally we tell the cops when someone steals from us so they can go lock them up and get our money back. Who do we tell when the cops steal from us?
Do you mind if I search your vehicle?' I said, 'No, I don't mind
He said that, while police are required to get a judge to sign off on a seizure within five days, state law says that hearing "shall be ex parte" -- meaning only the officer's side can be heard. That's why George Reby was never told that there was a hearing on his case. "It wouldn't have mattered because the judge would have said, 'This says it shall be ex parte. Sit down and shut up. I'm not to hear from you -- by statute," Miles added.