Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IronMonster, Sep 26, 2014.
Cuz they are smart...
This has been going on for centuries actually - ever hear of the "Revenue Cutter Service" - the precursor to the USCG?
Civil Forfeiture has been going on for decades or more - but it really picked up when Reagan started the "War on Drugs" (again the USCG really cashed in on this - and later the "War on Terrorism").
Basically, the principle is that property, not being a person, has no rights.
Don't miss the WAPOST link @ the bottom of the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/?hpid=z3 (VIDEO)
One more reason to exchange cash for brass!
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