Government theft still going strong dwr This article is nothing new to us, but it’s a story that needs to be continually circulated so the rest of the population starts getting a little bit more pissed off about it. DEA to traveler: Thanks, I’ll take that cash All the money – $16,000 in cash – that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a stop at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque. […] Agencies like the DEA can confiscate money or property if they have a hunch, a suspicion, a notion that maybe, possibly, perhaps the items are connected with narcotics. Or something else illegal. Or maybe the fact that the person holding a bunch of cash is a young black man is good enough. I have hopes that Joseph will get his money back eventually – a good samaritan at the station helped him get home and contacted attorneys and the press about this situation. This continued rampant theft by government agency cannot be allowed to go on. As the article notes, New Mexico has recently passed a law prohibiting this kind of thing, but that wouldn’t stop the DEA from continuing to steal money even in New Mexico. And at some point, we have to put the DEA on some kind of watch list – you know, like a terrorist group watch list – where simply being a member of the DEA results in travel restrictions and possible arrest and trial for the world-wide destruction caused by this rogue agency. Grassley clashes with police association over controversial asset seizures In a statement, Fraternal Order of Police president Chuck Canterbury said the proposal would deprive local and state departments of “hundreds of millions” in funding needed to fight crime and terror. Grassley dismissed the statement, saying civil-asset forfeiture laws have created a “perverse incentive” for police to cut corners and seize cash and property without clear evidence of a crime. Grassley dismissed the statement, saying civil-asset forfeiture laws have created a “perverse incentive” for police to cut corners and seize cash and property without clear evidence of a crime. Above the Law: 04/29/2015 New DPA Report Finds 'Policing for Profit' Gone Wild Loretta Lynch: “Civil forfeiture is a very important tool.” How Police Confiscation Is Destroying America. Police seize property and cash in questionable raids Money Grubbing Dung Worriers * Corruption is never stopped by blue lines of silence… * Ending D.E.A.th & Pillage Incrementally * Forfeiture $quads the Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie Drug mishandling may have tainted 40,000 cases Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation What is Forfeiture and why do we FEAR it? What to do when your property has been seized by police State Forfeiture Asset forfeiture Victim Support Americans for Forfeiture Reform AU: Drug Searches: Thousands Falsely ID'd by Sniffer Dogs Tens of thousands of people are being subjected to "intrusive and humiliating'' unjustified police searches. Data obtained by the NSW Greens shows the sheer scale of drug dog searches across the state - with the majority of searches not finding drugs. "But perhaps even more concerning is the panicked overdose," he said, when people take all their drugs when fearing an imminent search.