Tag: civil asset forfeiture

Trump Threatens to “Destroy” Career of Lawmaker Supporting Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

At a listening session with sheriffs President Donald Trump threatened to “destroy” the career of a lawmaker in support of civil asset forfeiture reform. Asset forfeiture is a law enforcement practice in which cash and property is seized from someone who is charged of a crime – typically a drug-related crime – but before they …

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Florida Governor Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Into Law

By Drug Policy Alliance Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a bill aimed at reforming the practice of civil asset forfeiture, following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate. Momentum Builds Nationally as Numerous States Consider Similar Reforms The bipartisan unanimity of passage in both chambers was driven by a diverse and disparate coalition …

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Takes Effect in Montana, New Mexico

Laws reforming Montana and New Mexico’s civil asset forfeiture laws have officially taken effect. Montana’s new law requires a criminal conviction before civil asset forfeiture can proceed, a drastic change from prior law which allows police to confiscate and obtain funding from assets seized, even if the individual has yet to be charged with a …

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U.S. Attorney General: Feds Can No Longer Accept Property Seized by State and Local Police

By Drug Policy Alliance Property Seizures by Local and State Police Often Conducted Under Pretext that Property Is Connected to Illegal Drugs WASHINGTON, DC — [On Friday], Attorney General Eric Holder issued an order establishing a new policy prohibiting federal agencies from accepting civil asset forfeiture assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies unless …

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