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Another Drug War Nightmare

Bob558 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 10:51 AM
A few years ago someone was caught smuggling large quantities of drugs on board a vessel of the United States Navy. This happens once in a blue moon I guess, but they proved this guy had been doing it for some time. Maybe the Navy needs to surrender that ship? One time I saw some people smoke marijuana near Old Faithful . . . when I mentioned it to friends they said they had witnessed that happen there as well. Maybe the parks service needs to give up that piece of real-estate?
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:05 PM
Federal parks are unconstitutional just as asset forfeiture is. If you don't think so, show me in the constitution where it allows the federal government to set aside land for a park. Parks should be private or state/local owned, not federal. Take a special look at the tenth amendment.
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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