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Old 10-10-2014, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by RTFirefly View Post
This seems like the appropriate place to link to John Oliver's piece on Civil Asset Forfeiture. Apparently the cops can take your stuff based on little more than suspicion that you're using it for illegal purposes, and it's the devil to get it back again - the burden's on you to prove that your money, your house, your car, whatever weren't being used for some criminal purpose.

How this sort of thing isn't an unconstitutional taking is beyond my comprehension.
This nothing compared to what the IRS can do, since they aren't even law enforcement officials. Not condoning it, but just noting that this problem is a lot larger than we probably think.