Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chris Christie vetoes unanimous bill that would make NJ cops disclose what they seize through asset forfeiture

Cory Doctorow · Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:21 am

Civil asset forfeiture is the bizarre American practice of seizing peoples' property without charging its owner: instead the property is charged with being the ill-gotten gains of a crime, and if the owner doesn't pay their property's legal bills, the police get to keep or sell the property.

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