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Aug 11, 2015

Can law enforcement take your stuff even if you've committed no crime?  Yes the can.  Money?  Yep, they can take that too.  In fact, law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels are doing it every day.  They're seizing cars, boats, jewelry, cash, and even homes and businesses all without ever charging the owner with any crime.  

It's a little known but widely abused area of law called Civil Asset Forfeiture and it's turning entire police departments into financial predators.  In this episode, I'll talk to a single mom who got shook down by cops for $10,000 during a routine traffic stop and one man who nearly lost his family business thanks to the the police's preditory law.  And neither of these people committed any crime.  I'll also talk with Rob Johnson, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, who has defended a number of these cases, and Roger Pilon, the founder and director of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies.

 
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