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U.S. attorney general bans asset seizure by local police

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday.

    Continue . . . http://news.yahoo.com/u-attorney-general-bans-asset-seizure-local-police-195542428.html

    Asset Forfeiture and the Cycle of Electronic Surveillance Funding

    Note: The bulk of the research in this post was compiled prior to Attorney General Eric Holder's surprise announcement that he is curtailing the federal equitable sharing program. The post may be updated as further ramifications of the policy decision become clear.

    Continue . . . https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/asset-forfeiture-and-cycle-electronic-surveillance-funding
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