It is probably a good thing that we have digital media available to discuss this since we would probably run out of paper and ink if we had to print the number of incidents where the Federal Government Cartel robs another innocent American of private property!
In this latest countless incident the DEA robs a nail salon owner of his savings of 20 years and “claims” it was gained through vague illegal activities. No charges were filed. No evidence produced. No explanation given outside of the vague claim by the DEA that stole the cash.
Sadly these incidents are happening with alarming frequency on our highways and airports across this once free land. The people our tax dollars employ to protect us from ACTUAL criminals are instead using the funds to BECOME criminals, thieves, highway robbers and legal government enforcers against the very citizens they swore to protect!
Under this completely unconstitutional law known as asset forfeiture the Federalies in conjunction with their local enforcers are pretty much allowed to rob you at will on highways and airports across our country. All they have to do is make a vague claim that the cash or property was derived from criminal activity, which they don’t have to prove (violation of due process from Constitution) and they just keep it.
If you want your property back YOU have to hire a lawyer, file a lawsuit, and fight for months and IF you are lucky the Federalies may give you back HALF of your money! Of course the other half was probably used in paying lawyers to get back the illegal confiscation in the first place. You basically have to prove your innocent instead of the other way around by our Constitution.
This wonderful law is used against small business owners by the IRS in incidents like this, this and this. As well as against citizens driving on our highways or traveling in our airports by thugs from the DEA, TSA, and a whole host of local thug enforcers that actually go to seminars to learn how to do this with more brutal efficiency!
Please tell me again what the difference is between criminal enterprises like the Mafia and our own Federal government because the lines are getting really blurry.