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    Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

    I think that everyone agrees that crime shouldn't pay. However, can it go to far?

    Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property.

    “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said in his prepared remarks for a speech to the National District Attorney's Association in Minneapolis. "With care and professionalism, we plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures. No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime. Adoptive forfeitures are appropriate as is sharing with our partners."

    Asset forfeiture is a disputed practice that allows law enforcement officials to permanently take money and goods from individuals suspected of crime. There is little disagreement among lawmakers, authorities and criminal justice reformers that “no criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime.” But in many cases, neither a criminal conviction nor even a criminal charge is necessary — under forfeiture laws in most states and at the federal level, mere suspicion of wrongdoing is enough to allow police to seize items permanently.

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    Jeff Sessions- champion of the kleptocratic police state.

    Honestly I don't see how anyone—certainly anyone who claims to have any allegiance to the constitution—doesn't immediately disown this practice and anyone who supports it.

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    It has been shown that police departments disproportionately issue citations to people of color to

    A] get people of color into the the criminal justice system. and
    B] To use communities of color through fines to help fill city and county coffers.



    Nothing new here.
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    Trump knew (or at least, should have known) exactly what he was getting with Jeff Sessions. It's not as if the little Nazi doesn't have a history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Jeff Sessions- champion of the kleptocratic police state.

    Honestly I don't see how anyone—certainly anyone who claims to have any allegiance to the constitution—doesn't immediately disown this practice and anyone who supports it.
    Do you think criminals should be allowed to keep the money made from drug sales or other criminal actions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    It has been shown that police department disproportionately issue citations to people of color to

    A] get people of color into the the criminal justice system. and
    B] To use communities of color through fines to help fill city and county coffers.

    Nothing new here.
    Completely irrelevant to the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Do you think criminals should be allowed to keep the money made from drug sales or other criminal actions?
    That is just ignorant.

    The person does not have to be convicted of any crime to have money confiscated. The money is arrested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Do you think criminals should be allowed to keep the money made from drug sales or other criminal actions?

    Completely irrelevant to the (non-existing) conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Trump knew (or at least, should have known) exactly what he was getting with Jeff Sessions. It's not as if the little Nazi doesn't have a history.
    A] Trump loves the lil nazi. plus
    B] Sessions was in a deep red district where a R regaining the seat was assured.
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    "Confiscation on suspicion" that a crime has occurred seems to be easily abused.....no proof or evidence required, just an allegation....followed up by confiscation...yeah, no chance of corruption or malfeasance there....

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