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Civil forfeiture in the U.S.

05 Oct

Federal & local law enforcement agencies try to take family motel from innocent owners

Imagine you own a million-dollar piece of property free and clear, but then the federal government and local law enforcement agents announce that they are going to take it from you, not compensate you one dime, and then use the money they get from selling your land to pad their budgets—all this even though you have never so much as been accused of a crime, let alone convicted of one.

From: http://youtu.be/FcQlF-zDEL0

More at: http://boingboing.net/2011/10/04/federal-local-law-enforcement-agencies-try-to-take-family-motel-from-innocent-owners.html

and at: http://www.ij.org/about/4058

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