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The Top 6 Craziest Things Cops Spent Forfeiture Money On

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Published on Jan 31, 2014

Policing for Profit = #YOLO for Cops.

Under civil asset forfeiture, police can seize property suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminal asset forfeiture, with civil forfeiture, people don't have to be convicted—or even charged—with a crime to permanently lose their cars, homes, or cash.

Even worse, in many cases, police get to keep what they seize through asset forfeiture. As long as cops get to keep what they seize, civil asset forfeiture will keep on spawning scandals.

Learn about even more crazy things purchased with forfeiture money: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicks29/the-1...

SOURCES:

#6: http://ij.org/da-s-office-in-georgia-...

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/das-sp...

#5: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/hum...

#4: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

#3: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicks29/the-1...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

#2: http://members.jacksonville.com/news/...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

#1: http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/15/mic...

http://www.freep.com/article/20120927...


http://iam.ij.org/assetforfeiture

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