Houston Chronicle: Civil Asset Forfeiture Needs Stricter Rules

December 29, 2016

If a dangerous street hoodlum demands and then flees with your wallet, the police will call that robbery.  But, if a police officer seizes your cash, car or other property on the mere suspicion that it is somehow connected to criminal activity – and without ever convicting or even charging you with a crime – the police will call that a legal civil asset seizure.

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