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Another Drug War Nightmare

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 5:31 PM
There is only room for growth of this type of activity. Combine the fact that government at every level is becoming more desperate for revenue with the geared up, steroid laden, big budget, militarized police departments in many parts of the country and this was preordained to occur.
The government has the power to seize your assets for a crime you did not commit. That's essentially the argument being made in a Boston federal court this week as the U.S. Department of Justice and Tewksbury (Mass.) Police Department work to take Motel Caswell away from its owner, Russ Caswell.

The libertarian-leaning legal team Institute for Justice took on Caswell's case pro bono, attorney Scott Bullock told me, because this case "is really taking civil forfeiture where it has not gone in the past."

The government wants to take Caswell's motel, not because Caswell is guilty of dealing drugs or other crimes...

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