Bombshell: Co-creator of Civil Asset Forfeiture Wants to Abolish It, No More Policing for Profit

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By Justin Gardner One of the most insidious abuses of state power lies in the practice of civil asset forfeiture (CAF), where government agents can seize cash and property from citizens who are not charged with a crime. Law enforcement needs only the suspicion (often concocted) of a crime to immediately steal a person’s belongings, and the person must then prove his or her innocence with costly attorney’s fees to get their property back.
The case of Joseph Rivers, 22, provides a shocking example of how bad it can get. While on his way to Hollywood to start a music career, the DEA stole …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/bombshell-co-creator-civil-asset-forfeiture-calls-abolition-policing-profit/