Feds Limit Law that Lets Cops Seize Your Stuff

Enacts major limitations on federal civil forefeiture law that allow police to seize assets without evidence of wrongdoing Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that state and local officials would no longer be allowed to use federal law to seize private property such as cash or cars without evidence that a crime had occurred. It’s the first major reform of […]

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Obama: Ferguson Exposed ‘Gulf of Mistrust’ Between Cops and Communities

Law enforcement targeting of blacks and other minorities “has a corrosive effect—not just on the black community; it has a corrosive effect on America” President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between law enforcement and local residents in many communities. Speaking at […]

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