Thursday, August 24, 2006

Legalised theft

I've written before about legalised theft by the US government under the guise of the "War Against Drugs".

Here is another example: a US Court of Appeals has ruled that if you get caught carrying around large sums of money, the government can assume it came from illegal drug trafficking and seize the money.

There are more details by Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars:

Gonzolez was not charged with any crime because there was no evidence of any crime, yet they confiscated $125,000 based on the civil forfeiture laws without showing any crime had been committed by anyone connected to the money.

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