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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged

The Justice Department announced a new federal policy Wednesday to help state and local police take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, reversing an Obama administration rule prompted by past abuse by police.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said the Justice Department will include more safeguards to prevent the kind of problems that have been documented in the past. Police departments will be required to provide details to the Justice Department about probable cause for seizures, and federal officials will have to more quickly inform property owners about their rights and the status of the seizures.

“The goal here is to empower our police and prosecutors with this important tool that can be used to combat crime, particularly drug abuse,” Rosenstein said at a news briefing. “This is going to enable us to work with local police and our prosecutors to make sure that when assets are lawfully seized that they’re not returned to criminals when there’s a valid basis for them to be forfeited.”



Anonymous said...

So leave alone the retirees with their life savings in the family car, moving to Florida, and the farmer on his way to buy a new tractor over the state line.

Anonymous said...

It seems that they have not read he forth amendment of the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

The rape continues.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Sessions is a jerk. He should be prosecuting the Clintons and the Obama's of the world. They walk free while the average guy gets screwed every day.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Mr. Sessions is a puppet.
It is his BOSSES of whom we should be concerned and fear.
They are ruthless globalists and will destroy everything on the earth to get their power over the people.

Anonymous said...

FBI has persuaded him to violate the Constitution. What do they have on no backbone Sessions?

Anonymous said...

If you have that much cash, just go to a bank and they will give you a certified check for a small fee. Why ask for trouble?

lmclain said...

10:58...."We, the people" shouldn't EVER have to worry "about looking for trouble" when we are doing nothing wrong or illegal (who you to say how much cash I can carry at one time?), ESPECIALLY at the hands of people wearing a badge and carrying a gun.
If anyone else did that, it's armed robbery. Wear a badge and it's okay?Notice NOTHING was mentioned about stopping or slowing that criminal BS down.
Oh no. They WILL tell your "rights", none of which are in the Constitution. None of which are worth a damn, either. But that's not the point.
They MAKE UP "rights" that they will LET you have, as they so arrogantly violate our REAL rights. Now that you been convinced they CAN search you and your house without a warrant and they CAN stop you for NO REASON and TAKE whatever they want want from you while to drive to Texas with your life savings, they will ramp up the "we'll decide your rights" activities. (I don't even think they are working from the same document the rest of us are....)
Right up to the point we stop their breathing.
I'm for hanging them 7 seconds at a time for a few hours.....
Keep cheering.