posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 06:46 PM
I keep noticing people talking about the taxpayers paying money to replace this equipment and though; I know the people saying it are right, it does
beg a question; where the hell is all the money going from asset forfeiture seizure laws?
All the time "criminals" private property is being seized and there are auctions at least one to two times a year. And though most of the stuff at
auction is sold for far less then value, the governments pay no money for the seized goods, so it's all profit, so where is that money going?
Apparently not into the police departments for new and better equipment, nor going to help run any aspect of local government or law enforcement. In
fact the city governments usually keep coming around raising property taxes and spinning a sob story about failing equipment and etc. Hmmm where is
all that money going? Must be disappearing into the politicians pockets and retirement plans.
I say the taxpayers should stop acting like rubes and tell the politicians to use the money from asset forfeit seizure laws to replace the vehicles
and equipment. I mean surely they have busted enough "drug dealers" and stolen enough property and auctioned it off, that if the money was actually
used on the police department and equipment they would probably be self sufficient by now.
Personally I am against the idiotic drug war and allowing governments to seize peoples property for financial gain, but if we have such laws on the
books, I do believe every dime they make should be going towards the police department, fire department and EMS and thereby easing taxpayers
burdens.The fact that it doesn't just shows how big of rubes the American citizens are.
Just my opinion though.