“Civil asset forfeiture” is just stealing!
That’s what it’s called when cops steal and sell your stuff – even without a conviction or arrest. They don’t call it “stealing” because of who’s doing it. It’s so bad that it’s surpassed the crime that they’re supposed to fight!
In 2014, U.S. police officers took more property from people than burglaries did! Authorities deposited literally BILLIONS of dollars in their forfeiture funds – that they amassed by taking people’s things.
This isn’t as simple as it seems, though.
Because they can get away with this violation, profit becomes their motive rather than fighting crime.
That’s why people are so against this practice, the legality of which is being debated in many places throughout the nation. Keep this in mind for a reason.
We often hear stealing and looting talked about in the news, but POLICE are the ones stealing all the time! Some states have restricted the practice, but there’s still a long way to go. Police budgets also drain much-needed resources from budgets in addition to this.
One of the biggest problems with policing is that we cannot afford to keep paying for it with our lives and with the strain it puts on underfunded priorities like housing, mental health services, and more. Police are taking WAY too much and it’s truly a crime!