Asset Forfeiture Reform Isn’t About Letting Criminals Keep Their Stuff
People often ask why asset forfeiture should be reformed. Why shouldn’t criminals have their stuff taken away?
— TenthAmendmentCenter (@TenthAmendment) September 16, 2020
The problem is this isn’t how asset forfeiture works in most states. Police and prosecutors don’t have to prove the property owner is a criminal. They can just take people’s stuff.
Asset forfeiture reform requires a conviction. It doesn’t let criminals keep their stuff. It ensures innocent people don’t have their stuff taken away.
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