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BREAKING: U.S. Department of Justice Ends Civil Forfeiture Program For State and Local Police

Washington, D.C. – In what can be described as perhaps the most important shift in policing in a generation, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice’s “adoption program,” which allows state police agencies to use federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without …

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Cops caught using millions in seized assets on surveillance gear, weapons and clowns

An investigation concerning the use of federal civil forfeiture law by local law enforcement agencies across the United States has exposed problems with a routine but rarely discussed police tactic. After obtaining 43,000 reports from agencies across the United States, journalists at the Washington Post wrote over the weekend …

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