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Date: 11/03/13 08:34 AM

10 Responses to When Did `Serve & Protect` Become `Seize & Profit`

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    November 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    Link: When Did `Serve & Protect` Become `Seize & Profit` - Police officers are forcing people to choose between time behind bars or turning over their money & property
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    DutchWeed Male 18-29
    92 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 8:39 am
    typical, americans be sleeping again or rather still.

    enjoy ur policestate
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 9:27 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36679 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 10:17 am
    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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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    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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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    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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    Modwain Male 40-49
    336 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    November 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    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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