Is Civil Forfeiture a Form of Legalized Robbery by Law Enforcement?

In Oregon, marijuana law is routinely used to seize cash and property from drivers and home owners. Oregon police pocketed $1.7 million of Oregonians’ money last year under forfeiture. Ninety percent of criminal forfeitures were drug-related, and half of those were for pot. Of civil forfeiture, 97 percent were drug crimes and one out of five were for pot.

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and…

Source: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

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