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Resource ID: #13906
Subject: Police
Source: Kurtis Productions, Ltd.
Date: 1995-12-08



This was an investigation that uncovered rampant abuse of the laws of civil asset forfeiture at the grass roots levels of law enforcement. Police in small town across the country are stopping motorists and seizing their cash as "drug money" without any arrest being made or even any evidence that a crime has been committed. The money seized then flows back to the local police dept. which seized it to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The motorist, meanwhile is virtually powerless to get his or her money back. (March, 1996)

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