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Authorities in Utah Seized Nearly $3 Million in Cash and Assets From Citizens Last Year

“What are they doing where they have to take that $16 to protect public safety,” says Jennifer McDonald, a research analyst for the Institute for Justice, a libertarian law firm that has challenged asset forfeiture laws in several states and … Continue reading

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OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money During Traffic Stops

News 9 obtained a copy of the contract with the state.  It shows the state is paying ERAD Group Inc., $5,000 for the software and scanners, then 7.7 percent of all the cash forfeited through the courts to the highway … Continue reading

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Close the federal loophole that lets cops go treasure hunting

Eh Wah is tour manager for a Christian rock band led by Marvellous that played in 19 U.S. cities, raising money from concerts to support an orphanage in Thailand and a Christian college in Burma. Worthy causes, no doubt. But … Continue reading

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The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture

The county’s district attorney, a fifty-seven-year-old woman with feathered Charlie’s Angels hair named Lynda K. Russell, arrived an hour later. Russell, who moonlighted locally as a country singer, told Henderson and Boatright that they had two options. They could face … Continue reading

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