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Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30am 1/10/2017 at 7:30am

As the Texas legislature meets for its biennial session, State Senator Konni Burton introduced legislation that would abolish civil asset forfeiture.

Taylor Millard blogs for HotAir:

Texas is looking to become the third state in the last year to abolish civil asset forfeiture, and replace it with criminal asset forfeiture. State Senator Konni Burton...

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Civil forfeiture laws claim another victim

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:33pm 6/17/2015 at 2:33pm

There’s a simple explanation for why civil asset forfeiture laws are coming under fire—they ruin lives.

Not in the way a hefty speeding ticket or 7 am-on-the-dot tow “ruins lives,” but in a real, “my life savings are gone and I don’t know how I’m going to pay for my next...

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New Mexico Legislature Tames Civil Forfeiture Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:30am 3/25/2015 at 8:30am

Civil forfeiture is a huge problem in America. How could it not be? Any policy written to allow law enforcement agencies to hold property responsible for a crime that may or may not have been committed by its owner is eventually doomed. Police have used civil forfeiture procedures to seize millions...

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