FBI Decides It’s Finally Time To Do A Terrible Job Of Defending Civil Asset Forfeiture

FBI Decides It’s Finally Time To Do A Terrible Job Of Defending Civil Asset Forfeiture | Techdirt – The post speaks in warm terms about federal partnerships with state law enforcement agencies — partnerships often abused by local authorities to route around restrictive state laws governing forfeiture. Of course, there’s no mention of this particular facet of federal partnerships in the FBI’s post. Instead, the post does all it can to portray it as a legitimate tool of law enforcement, rather than the analogue for legalized theft it’s become. The FBI tries to spin this as a limited-use tool that only affects convicted criminals. But even in its defense of the process, it can’t help but enthuse about the near lack of limitations it enjoys.

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