Law Library Notes

August 20, 2013

Do Innocent Citizens Risk Police Seizure of Their Property?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troy Johnson @ 7:32 pm

Interesting interview on the PBS NewsHour

Property seizure is a profitable practice for local law enforcement agencies, long used to deprive mobsters and drug kingpins. But the police can also take personal goods away from citizens who haven’t been proven guilty of a crime. Ray Suarez talks to Sarah Stillman who investigated civil forfeiture for The New Yorker.

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