Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can!
It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.
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easy law change to drop this by at least 50%: make the money go back as tax money instead of to the police department, would remove any incentive to cease the money. also drop any reward for catching criminals, pay should be the same no matter if someone is arrested or not, otherwise the system will be abused
Charge the cop in violation of 18 u.s.c.241 and 242,in violating the Constitution,the government cannot seize any property without paying due compensation.all these officers and judges and attorneys are guilty of treason and Grand larconey.because of their crimes they loose all imunity whatsoever and they have no legal jurisdiction whatsoever.
WELL PLAYED JOHN
Judge Rules Albuquerque Civil Forfeiture Law Unconstitutional, Upholds Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Judge James Browning also found that the city’s “forfeiture officials have an unconstitutional institutional incentive to prosecute forfeiture cases,” since the program has “de facto power over its spending…the more revenue it raises, the more revenue it can spend.”
Thanks to this incentive to police for profit, the city’s forfeiture program “generated $11.8 million in revenue in the form of forfeitures, settlements and fees,” between fiscal 2009 and 2016. The program was so lucrative, revenues actually exceeded expenses for four of those years.
Im pretty sure the cop trying to speak Spanish was saying "truck y trailer". Y is pronounced like "e" in Spanish and it means "and". So he was saying "do you have many many cash in your truck and trailer".
Everyone keeps talking about how this sounds like a practice straight out of the USSR but in fact America was doing this long before the rise of stalinism. As far as one can tell the practise of taking the possessions of detainees started during the NKVD purges (remember that Russia was not then nor was it ever a fully communist country so there were laws of possession) whereas the laws on civil forfeiture seem to date back long before that (no-one seems to quiet knows exactly when they were enacted). It is also important to note that this practice was stopped after Khrushchev came to power in the 60s.
"Good people, good people, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they steal from you?, good people, good people, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they steal from you? They come at you driving on the highways, they get you leaving the club, they don't much give a damn about you, they simply want to steal your grub, I say! good people, good people, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they steal from you..." (set to the tune of "Bad Boys" from the COPS TV series)
This situation is so horrible that it could be compared to the Stasi and Gestapo (both which camed from the awful and undemocratic former nazi and communist regimes of Germany until 1990)... and as usually they don't do this things on the millionaires and billionaires of America (pretending to be the good guys with them)
RikoZerame oh i by no means can carry a true conversation in spanish. I know just enough to get by. Plus at the end of the day they gotta get some laughs in here and this part seemed to make the audience laugh pretty well.
I can, too. That just happens to be the only word in that entire sentence he pronounced correctly. ;P I can see it being hard on the ears for anyone who isn't used to hearing Spanish in different accents. I ran into my first Venezuelan a couple months back, and it took me almost ten minutes of talking to her to work my way through her accent into something approaching mutual intelligibility. Her accent wasn't even "bad", per sé, it was just so different I had to wrap my head around it.
This happened to me. I had enrolled in college classes at a local Junior College. Signed up for Financial Aid and was awarded money to pay for my schooling. I had this money on my person when I was pulled over in my girlfriends very old pos car. I was not arrested, not even suspected of a crime. Not charged at a later date, nothing. I was pulled over, pulled out of my car, searched, money confiscated, and released. Heard nothing afterwards. I tried to get the money back and was given a runaround story. I never did get that money, and because I could not afford to pay for my schooling because of the forfeiture, I could not attend school for that quarter. Not only that, but the because I didn't go to school, the government suspended my ability to have financial aid. Essentially, I was robbed by the government of money that was awarded to me by the government, and not allowed to attend college because of it. And for no reason at all.
Blue Lives Matter really pisses me off. Cops are great until they legally take your cash because you "might" do something bad with it. Then they can do whatever the fuck they want with it. My whole body hurts thinking about that FUCKER and his shit eating grin while he holds that guys money and takes a picture. Even the dog has a cunt face in the photo. Bad cops are truly worse than any thug criminal or terrorist. You know exactly what to expect from ISIS, the bloods and the crypts and MS-13. If you encounter a policeman the best thing that can happen is they do their job and protect you from crime but they could just as easily and legally give you the gang/terrorist treatment and you can't do anything about it.
I wonder if the Montgomery cops had a liquor license for those kegs of beer and that margarita machine? If not then can -seize- steal some more money and cars from people driving to place that doesn't have a liquor license.
Police officers being too busy raiding art gallery funk nights to properly investigate grand theft auto is just... is just Peak Detroit. Like, believe me, I was born and raised here in Detroit, this is just the most Detroit thing I've ever heard.
All human beings have the need for self-determination, this is a basic need comprised of:
competence- the ability to do something well;
interconnection- symbiotic, authentic relationships; and
autonomy- full self-ownership to make choices about your own life.
It's surprising to see John Oliver casually and generically supporting the police, especially in this video. By definition of their job, they are required to disrespect self-determination. This is traumatizing. Police officers routinely get PTSD. Just like those in the military. Even people who work in slaughtering factories for cows get PTSD from it. So surely, hurting people and being hurt is traumatizing for everyone involved.
Why would anyone want to participate in this toxicity? Well, in being traumatized, sometimes we completely go out of wack and misunderstand many of our own reactions, and our own needs. This starts with child abuse and is reflected in the structure of government. Many people live in fear of government and are disempowered, imprisoned in their daily lives by trying to avoid prison for being autonomous. Ironic, really. It's amazing that anyone is willing to live this way. Things will only get worse.
This is something most people don't know about where our government was dealing cocaine into East LA to fund a war. They went after the reporter who wrote about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCdvG8fzrsM Killing the messenger.
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