Tuesday, November 18, 2014

You Say Robbery, Cops Say Civil Asset Forfeiture

"The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Don’t bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (“everybody’s got one already”), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars.

In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them “little goodies.” And then Mr. Connelly described how officers in his jurisdiction could not wait to seize one man’s “exotic vehicle” outside a local bar.” *

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), Shanna Malcolm (http://www.twitter.com/shannamalcolm) and Gina Grad (http://www.twitter.com/GinaGrad) break it down on The Young Turks.

The Young Turks, November 2014

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