Monday, August 21, 2006

All your money belongs to us.....

Radley Balko has the goods on the latest forfeiture outrage of the day. I have nothing to add to his commentary except this poor guy lost his life savings in a bogus case and his only crime was being Hispanic.

The forfeiture laws are one of the most destructive and boneheaded tactics of the war on some drugs. The property is guilty until proven innocent and it can happen to anyone. These laws need to be rescinded. They're an open invitation to abuse.

And for those of you who couldn't view this from the site, Radley found the LEAP video on YouTube. If you haven't watched it yet, it's 15 minutes well spent.


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