Did you know civil forfeiture law permits seizure of your property without you being charged with a crime?
Kentucky gets a “D” for protecting your property.
Federal law allows law enforcement to circumvent the limited protections of state laws. Local law enforcement officials also often get to keep proceeds obtained from these forfeitures, which creates incentives that — not surprisingly — could lead to abuse.
Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture should be a wakeup call to all of us.
Are you concerned now?