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    I'm not the one arguing about all the innocent people getting their stuff seized and never returned.
    "Ask any of the 44 attendees at a Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit gala who were held at gunpoint and had their vehicles seized by armor-clad police for having committed the heinous crime of attending an art party. Ask Rhonda Cox of Pinal County, Arizona, whose only crime was lending her pickup truck to her teenage son, but had her vehicle seized and sold to pay for the sheriff’s personal security system, county retirement funds, and a private foundation that raises money for the sheriff’s office.
    Many more Americans are being penalized for crimes they’ve never committed — sometimes at the expense of losing their cars and homes — without ever being charged with a crime, without being heard by a judge, and without an opportunity to defend themselves in court."

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    You can be all pious but if it happened to you, you would be screaming like a stuck pig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    What percentage of those who lose property and do not get it back are innocent?
    Since 2007, the report found, the DEA has seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of involvement with the drug trade. But 81 percent of those seizures, totaling $3.2 billion, were conducted administratively, meaning no civil or criminal charges were brought against the owners of the cash and no judicial review of the seizures ever occurred.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.009775d88e5d
    There is a reason we have trials in this country. It's so that the government can't just decide that someone looks like a criminal and take his shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.009775d88e5d
    There is a reason we have trials in this country. It's so that the government can't just decide that someone looks like a criminal and take his shit.
    A clear violation of the 4th amendment Federally and the 10th amendment when it overrides state laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    You can be all pious but if it happened to you, you would be screaming like a stuck pig.
    No, my attorney would be screaming like a stuck pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    No, my attorney would be screaming like a stuck pig.
    March on, Soldier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    No, my attorney would be screaming like a stuck pig.
    And the Attorney General would be telling your attorney too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    No, my attorney would be screaming like a stuck pig.
    And who's paying for that attorney? Since no charges are filed, the government isn't going to provide one. Believe it or not, many people can't afford to have an attorney on retainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    And who's paying for that attorney? Since no charges are filed, the government isn't going to provide one. Believe it or not, many people can't afford to have an attorney on retainer.
    Tell me something, if they can't afford an attorney, do you think that they really have a lot for the government to take? The government isn't swooping down on the poor guy on food stamps to take his Xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Tell me something, if they can't afford an attorney, do you think that they really have a lot for the government to take? The government isn't swooping down on the poor guy on food stamps to take his Xbox.
    They have houses and cars to take.

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