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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Did anyone realize that a whopping 29 states passed laws restricting civil forfeiture since 2014 (the year this video was made). Not to mention that New Mexico and Nebraska ABOLISHED the practice altogether.
And Philly? It just recently agreed to end its civil forfeiture program and started paying millions to the former victims.
I am fair sure the Insurrection of American RIGHTS TO PROPERTY IS KEY HERE.
YOUR SOVEREIGN RIGHT TO PRIVATE POSSESSIONS OF REAL AND ESTATE PROPERTY IS FUNDAMENTAL.
ALAS, TOO BAD YOUR PERSONA IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CHATTEL YOU POSSESS.
In Denver, the police can seize your car if they simply believe you attempted to hire a prostitute!
There's no trial, there's no arrest, there's no right to appeal or challenge the allegation.
They just take your car! And to make it worse, they photograph you and put your picture & nsme on their website !
This reminds me of a travel journal a fellow student from my school took of his journey through Mozambique: He was regularily pulled over by local cops for "routine checks" and only discharged after paying a "processing fee" - which was of course just a way for the corrupt policemen to milk white tourists of their money.
But yeah, clearly this is a 3rd world country shithole and nothing like this would ever happen in the US, amirite?
You know, if this country wasn't so utterly incapable of doing anything that the mass media bosses didn't tell it to, this is one of many issues where "liberals" and "conservatives" could and should work together on. Conservatives hate the idea of unconstitutional rights violations going on and this sounds pretty unconstitutional to me. And liberals certainly can get upset over this if they think a non-White person was victimized.
So the two approved sides should be working together to end this mafia-like police activity.
So liberals, turn off your CNN hate propaganda for two fucking minutes and talk to your friends about this racist-Nazi practice.
And conservatives, stop advocating that America go bomb another country for two goddamn minutes and talk to your friends about this communist-unconstitutional practice.
It's immoral that America, your country has police forces that can steal homes from citizens. This isn't Cuba. This isn't China. This isn't North Korea. This is America. You're supposed to have rights here. DO SOMETHING before you lose them.
It's amusing how hard americunts try to turn their firstworld country into thirdworld shithole of hell, USA is already became second world country, same as China. China meanwhile work its hands out to become firstworld.
You know what's sad? Philadelphia was my former hometown. They don't even stop there - they lock up innocent people for years even though they're innocent, and when the person is released not only does the City NOT issue an apology, but they have the NERVE to appeal the decision.I'm SO glad that I left, never to return.Philadelphia. It's not just the bell that's cracked.
Yes but everything Could be used in a crime, my sistema plastic water bottle could be used to bludgeon someone to death, hell! A disposal plastic spork could used to kill someone if you tried hard Enough.
Stories like this are actually infuriating. What the f*ck America!? How can you possibly claim to be the greatest country in the world when you're drowning in corrupt bullsh*t like this. It's been 200 years since you were a British colony and half the time it feels like you're moving backwards. Literally no other 1st world country is as bad as this. Perhaps you should fix your appalling laws BEFORE swinging your d*ck around in the Middle East? Just a thought.
This is even worse than it looks... small business owners loose vans and trucks on the way to buy supplies, people loose hundreds of dollars on the way to buy drugs (prescription, medical drugs, not recreational drugs).
Funfact; forfeiture laws originated in the age of sail, so navy ships could seize pirate ships and cargo. Obviously relevant today.
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)
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