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« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2017, 12:58:06 pm »

Is it such a bizarre premise that someone should have to be convicted of a crime to have their property seized? When did we start to confuse the presumption of innocence with the accumulation of wealth? Billionaires everywhere are suddenly nervous to visit Oklahoma.

Billionaires are safe since asset forfeiture only targets those who cant afford lawyers.

Legalized marijuana is making it harder for police to search your car
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/26/legalized-marijuana-is-making-it-harder-for-police-to-search-your-car/?utm_term=.ed82288745c1


So Jeff Sessions wants to re-live the failures of the past:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property.
The practice is ripe for abuse. In one case, Oklahoma police seized $53,000 owned by a Christian band, an orphanage and a church after stopping a man on a highway for a broken taillight. A few years earlier, a Michigan drug task force raided the home of a self-described “soccer mom,” suspecting she was not in compliance with the state's medical marijuana law. They proceeded to take “every belonging” from the family, including tools, a bicycle and her daughter's birthday money.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/17/jeff-sessions-wants-police-to-take-more-cash-from-american-citizens/?utm_term=.e19dd21f5e61


...but Philadelphia resists:

“The amount of forfeiture must bear some relationship to the gravity of the offense that it is designed to punish,” Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd wrote.
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/law/pa-supreme-court-makes-it-harder-for-the-d-a-to-seize-your-home-20170526.html


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« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2017, 07:26:22 pm »

Former Wagoner County sheriff receives deferred sentence on reduced charge related to cash seizure during 2014 traffic stop

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/former-wagoner-county-sheriff-receives-deferred-sentence-on-reduced-charge/article_6f4a8eea-7f28-5b86-a1b9-d6b366128415.html
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« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2017, 10:32:53 am »


Oklahoma Stupid.


To be fair, here's some California stupid (from the people who brought you endless cop-gassing-peaceful-protesters memes)


A video showing a UC Berkeley bicycle officer citing a bacon hot dog vendor on campus and removing cash from his wallet for operating without a permit has gone viral. “He doesn’t have a permit,” the officer responds. “Yep, this is law and order in action ... Thank you for your support.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/09/10/university-california-police-looking-viral-hot-dog-vendor-video-berkeley/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_TvG_ZNvQo
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