Civil-Asset-Forfeiture Builds $4.1M Police Station In Town Of 7000

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A small Mississippi town of just around 7,033 residents, has built a new $4.1 million police station, equipped with a top-level training center and a fleet of Dodge Charger patrol cars. Funded solely from civil forfeitures of property and cash seized during traffic stops, officials in the town of Richland, located south of Jackson on I-20 […]

Police Seize Life Savings From Man Because He Had It In A Shopping Bag

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*Originally posted at OffTheGridNews.com by Daniel Jennings* Simply carrying a large amount of cash in a grocery sack in your car is now sufficient grounds for a police officer to seize your money, a US circuit court has ruled. A panel of the Eighth US Circuit Court of Appeals found that all a deputy has […]

Des Moines Register Suggests Iowa Asset Forfeiture System Is A ‘System of Legal Thievery’

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In a recent investigation into the asset forfeiture laws of Iowa and how they are being applied, the Des Moines Register has uncovered some very disturbing facts. These are some of the Registers findings: • Law enforcement agencies in all but seven of Iowa’s 99 counties have used the state’s civil forfeiture law since 2009. They […]

When Police Abuse and Kill People, Whose Fault Is It?

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When police unjustifiably abuse or kill people, Americans tend side with the police. Occasionally, when the abuse is horribly egregious (such as violence against children or the mentally disabled), Americans are partially awakened to some vague sense of injustice. For instance, most would probably agree Aiyana Jones, a 7-year old, did not deserve to be […]

Police State Monday: School Police Get Grenade Launcher, Cops Beat Terminally Ill Man In Front Of His Children, And MORE

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Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses. Today Angel discussed: [spreaker type=standard width=100% autoplay=false episode_id=4970264]   Cops Fatally Shoot Man Carrying A Sword, But They Won’t Say Why Police shot and killed a man Wednesday morning who was carrying a samurai sword, but they’re not offering many details about what happened.   Cops Claim […]

Police State Monday: Comprehensive Ferguson Timeline, Mentally-Ill Woman Shot By Police While Holding Cordless Drill, LAPD Beat Another Man To Death, And MUCH MORE

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  Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses. Today Angel discussed:   [spreaker type=standard width=100% autoplay=false episode_id=4866443]   SCROLL DOWN FOR A COMPLETE FERGUSON TIMELINE        Three Teenagers Created An App To Document Police Abuse Five-O lets users submit the details of any incident of police abuse and rate the specific officer. […]

DA’s Office in Georgia Used Asset Forfeiture Funds on Booze, Steak, Galas, and to see CeeLo Green

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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 the weekend, the office for Fulton County DA Paul Howard has spent thousands of dollars in federal forfeiture funds on […]

How a Philadelphia Family Lost Their Home to Asset Forfeiture

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 Thompson reports in the Philadelphia City Paper, this is precisely what happened to Sandra Leino and her family: “Long before […]

Government Gun Grabbers (Canada)

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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 house as the 407 highway wants to take his property for their highway extension. Note he didn’t say he’d shoot […]