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Sheriff Says Seizing Money and Property from Innocent People Does Not Violate Their Rights

Canadian County, OK — An Oklahoma sheriff issued a string of misleading statements on Monday while criticizing a bill that would reign in the state’s abuse of civil asset forfeiture. Canadian County Sheriff Randall R. Edwards suggested that there is no violation of constitutional rights when authorities seize cash and …

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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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