Jeff Sessions just made it easier for police to take your money…

Jeff Sessions just made it easier for police to take your money — and buy luxury cars with it

  • One of the cornerstones of the American judicial system — at least in the popular imagination — is the concept of due process.
  • But when it comes to asset forfeiture, due process doesn’t quite apply like people think: Federal, state and local governments are, in many cases, allowed to confiscate suspects’ bank accounts, personal property and real estate and keep the proceeds, even if the owners are never charged with or convicted of crimes.
  • The practice has long been criticized by organizations on the right and left alike; but try telling that to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who issued a new directive this week that will make it easier for police officers across the nation to seize people’s property and cash.
  • It’s a part of Sessions’ tough-on-crime stance, which might or might not make America great again. Read more (7/21/17)