Friday, January 16, 2015

It's a start, but

Civil asset forfeiture begin as a decent idea (if you aren't a fan of due process, evidence, facts and basic law).   It did hurt bad guys, but then as usually happens when the ends are used to justify the means, it began corrupting otherwise good guys--the cops.  If the police think they're being picked on, they are. because there are too many instances where they're doing the wrong thing.  If there's one area where "everyone else is doing it" cannot ever be used, it's our criminal justice system.

Too bad Holder didn't end it entirely.  Maybe Congress will, but I doubt it.  Even corruption gets politicized--the GOP will be for asset forfeiture simply because Holder (and Obama) has limited it.  Note:  Until more voters show up, we're not going to get a new group of pols.

Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police

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