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Another Drug War Nightmare

amperro Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 5:37 PM
This is (one reason) why libertarians support ending the war on drugs. This is extortion, plain and simple. Of course, social conservatives will stay silent on this atrocity because drugs are "evil". The government is doing this "for the children", you know.
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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