All police employees - no matter how well-intentioned some individually may be - operate according to claimed double-standards. The "right" to steal money from others in their community to protect them. Justice can never be arrived at through that institution - not through more oversight boards, different personnel, or police-worn cameras. Incentives matter. A norm that positions some as "rulers" and others as "ruled" is not conducive to liberty. We can do better.

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Video courtesy of InstituteForJustice...

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Nick Sibilla shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page. The District Attorney’s Office for Fulton County, Ga. (which covers most of Atlanta) is embroiled in yet another forfeiture scandal. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported over...

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Nick Sibilla shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page. Under the legal doctrine of civil forfeiture, police can seize property tangentially linked to a crime, even if the property owner herself is innocent. As Isaiah...

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Government Gun Grabbers (Canada)

February 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

This is a guest post that was submitted using our submit a post link Let’s see what happens to an 89 year old man’s gun collection as he simply says he’ll fight to keep his...

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Highway robbery in Tennessee

May 18, 2011 | 16 Comments

This excellent video shows how police use "civil asset forfeiture" laws to steal money from motorists....

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You can read the Institute for Justice study about civil asset forfeiture mentioned in the above video here....

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On Monday I received a letter in the mail from a gang that calls themselves the IRS claiming I owe them money from a contract in 2008 I signed under duress. Now I am under...

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From Cracked.com We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it’s no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately,...

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Domestic Soldiers

April 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Here’s an excerpt from an interesting USA TODAY article discussing the dangers of high-speed police chases: Innocent bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has...

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The Institute for Justice has recently released a report on civil asset forfeiture, a legal power that allows police to seize property without due process and often for personal benefit. The report, “Policing For Profit:...

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