Thursday, June 01, 2006

Prosecutions down, forfeitures up

This is interesting. According to the latest figures drug prosecutions are down by 8% in the last year and by 30% over the last five. Yet the DEA managed to seize $1.4 billion in assets. I remind you again that they don't need to prove a crime for forfeiture. They seize based on a suspected crime and the property is guilty until proven innocent. If they prosecute and the defendant is found innocent, they have to give the stuff back.

Seeing a cause and effect here between the wholesale harassment of asset-rich pain management doctors and the forfeitures?


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