So much for the Constitution~Session Expands Civil Asset Forfeiture

Posted: July 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

When the government fears the people there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny. Here’s your dose of tyranny from the Trump Administration:

The Attorney General just expanded a scary program that allows police to seize people’s cash and property without arrest or charge
The Attorney General just expanded a scary program that allows police to seize people’s cash and property without arrest or charge

A lot of things were bound to change under the Trump administration. And so far, many of the changes have come courtesy of the Department of Justice. This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator, announced that the Justice Department will expand civil forfeiture programs, which allow law enforcement to seize people’s cash, homes, and other possessions in the name of punishment.

Civil seizure and forfeiture is a very controversial practice.

The procedures were created during Prohibition and regained popularity at the height of the War on Drugs in the 1980s to ensure that no criminal could keep the profits of their criminal activity, which in theory makes some logical sense. You bust a drug dealer, and seize the cash, product, and any possible possessions that came from their drug money pending prosecution as a way to send a message to people to not commit crimes. Depending on your view of crime and effective prosecution, that might seem like a prudent thing for law enforcement to do.

But in practice, it just doesn’t work. Instead, it allows police officers to seize someone’s money, car, or even their home on mere suspicion — in many cases, the person hasn’t even been charged with a crime, let alone prosecuted or convicted. And even if the person isn’t charged with a crime at all, the government keeps those assets.

According to a March report by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, from 2007 to 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration obtained $3.2 billion in cash seizures without filing any charges against the people from whom they took the money. And it’s not easy to get that money back.

Here’s the thing: A lot of times, lower-income people and people of color are the target of criminal investigations. Cash, for example, can be seized during traffic stops that result in no charges at all. And that money could be everything the person has in their checking account. It’s likely not a lot of money, either, but it means everything to the individual from whom it was seized.

The tricky thing about civil forfeiture is that the government not only takes assets without charging people, they also don’t have to make any effort to return the assets. It’s up to the individual, or family, to seek the property’s return. That costs money in legal fees — sometimes more than what the assets are worth — which leaves people who are struggling to make ends meet, feed their children, take care of elderly parents, or even get to work forced to go to the courthouse to take care of their business…..(Read the rest here)

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  1. First of all learn what the word treason means in United States Code:

    18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2381

    Let’s focus on ” levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort ”
    I could not think of a more accurate description of what Comrade Sessions is doing both with the United Nations/Globalists “War on Drugs”, and now his endorsement of highway robbery by the kings men.

    Mr Sessions got into office by deceiving the president, and then commences to trample the Constitution, and commit open treason. I won’t mince words I would like to see this monster hang right next to Hillary Clinton..

  2. The hell with asset seizures let’s address “person seizures”.

    The 4th amendment;

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    guarantees us security in our “person, papers, and effects” from criminal government.

    What I want to know is how does this inalienable right magically disappear when the kings road pirates see you traveling by automobile?

    How do they get to “assume” that the trailer that you are towing is stolen with no evidence or warrant? How do they get to assume any of the long list of crimes that they go fishing for both without evidence or warrant…… when you travel in your care?

    How do your rights of due process go out the window, (when you travel by car) as happens when they demand papers from you (DL, insurance card, etc) that can be used to incriminate you?

    How can your property be taken with no due process.

    5th amendment:

    “……nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation……”

    The answer is that we don’t have a government. What we have is a criminal gang, put in place by the globalist’s to do their bidding. I think that this criminal gang is fortunate that the American public is dumbed down and slow to anger because of if they learned the extent of their crimes, very few of them would be alive the following day.

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