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Trump supports asset seizure without conviction   February 7, 2017

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Mea Culpa.

On Day 18 of the Occupation, Trump threatened to “destroy” a TX state senator seeking to limit civil asset forfeiture abuses:

EAVENSON: [Regarding] asset forfeiture, we got a state senator in Texas that was talking about legislation to require conviction before we could receive that forfeiture money.

DT: Can you believe that??

DT: Want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.

Here is a summary of the legislation Trump and Gruppenführer Harold Eavenson found so objectionable:

While civil asset forfeiture is a strong tool against large criminal enterprises, we need to ensure there are sufficient protections in statute for law-abiding individuals. A prime example of the inefficiency of our current asset forfeiture system is when an individual has their property wrongly seized…This individual is simply expected to do without their property, which could be anything from money to a vehicle or to a home, with no means to even petition their government for redress for an unreasonably long period of time.

I am filing a major reform package which keeps asset forfeiture in the toolbox of law enforcement but creates reasonable protections for citizens.

Even Vichy libertarian sellout Justin Amash was forced to pretend that he might actually get off his ass and do something:

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