The Un-Civil World Of Civil Forfeitures.

The Institute for Justice has initiated a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia over the City’s actions in regards to civil forfeiture cases.

We have written about civil forfeiture cases before, including the successful return of funds to two Michigan businesses who had over $100,000 seized by the IRS despite not having a warrant, hearing or trial.

From 2002 to 2012, the City of Philadelphia seized $64 million in property from people – slightly less than $6 million a year. The City then turned that money to pay for more prosecutors and salaries for those seizing the property.   This is how the city’s forfeiture machine works:

~read the whole horrifying story here:



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“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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