When Did `Serve & Protect` Become `Seize & Profit`

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 3 years ago in Weird

Police officers are forcing people to choose between time behind bars or turning over their money & property
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Male 17,512
carmium: I believe the pilot, in your example, would have to get a damn good lawyer and fight it. I don`t see the DEA seizing 747s or A380s over the drugs they find, that come into America, on the big airline`s international flights.

If the law is not equally enforced, no matter the size of the business, then it`s unconstitutional.
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Male 334
hehehe, i know lenty of tales of coruption that have and still are happening in some eastern european countries, but now i understand why the americans keep claiming corruption isnt as wide spread state side.. They made it into a law.... not sure if i should laugh out loud or feel for the defenders of the land of the free (of posession)
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Female 6,381
I saw a news show segment where they interviewed a pilot. Ha had always dreamed of owning a jet and doing business charters around Florida, the Caribbean, and the top of South America. After many long years working for others and saving his nickels, he reached his goal and started what became a very successful little operation. One day he takes a businessman from Venezuela to Florida, where the passenger is quickly nabbed for having a suitcase full of drugs. The pilot, who has a pristine record, knows nothing about it, and points out that he is prevented by law from examining his passengers` luggage. Doesn`t matter: he helped transport drugs, and they steal his plane. The guy is left with no way to make a living and money owing on a plane he doesn`t have. It was enough to make you sick.
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Male 1,920
I`m pretty sure the SCOTUS has ruled (more than once) that the police have no obligation to Serve & Protect citizens.
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Male 1,745
Wait a minute, if they are seizing non-criminal related assets, why wouldn`t the person get lawyered up, travel to whatever jurisdiction, etc. to get their property back? If anyone`s rightfully bought Lamborghini was seized you can bet your ass they would fight it.
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Male 17,512
CaptK: "America was founded by personal greed..."

Not true at all. You need to carefully re-read the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. Civil Asset Forfeiture goes completely against our 4th amendment rights.

As for greed, that can`t be stopped, no matter what political system your country has.
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Male 38,511

This is old news. I`ve said a long time they will not legalize drugs because the cops and courts make too much money from seizing property.
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Male 2,774
Many folks claim America was founded for religious freedom and/or democracy; The truth is, America was founded by personal greed, for unfettered profits and the principle that too much is never enough.
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Male 92
typical, americans be sleeping again or rather still.

enjoy ur policestate
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Male 938
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