Thread Legalized Theft in America

Sarcasmo

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This makes my eye and bowels twitch.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12/aurora-not-returning-money-it-seized-despite-a-court-order.html

Aurora is trying to keep a little more than $190,000 it seized from two brothers after one of them was pulled over in a traffic stop that didn't even result in a traffic ticket.

Officials have refused to hand back the money even though a judge has sided with the brothers. The matter is due back in court today.

Jesus Martinez, 27, was carrying $190,040 when his pickup truck was stopped by an Aurora police officer about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 near Indian Trail and Timberlake roads.

The police officer confiscated the cash, and the city has informed Martinez and his brother, Jose, 34, that Aurora will seek to keep it through civil forfeiture, a procedure that allows police agencies to seize property where the legal standard is lower than proof needed in a criminal forfeiture.
 

my little brony

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they're going to sue the balls off aurora and win it back 10 fold
doubtful. considering that it's now at the federal level it's going to take a long time for the case to get anywhere :(


although this

According to the complaint filed by their lawyer, Jesus Martinez and his passenger cooperated with the Aurora officer who stopped them. Martinez consented to be personally searched, and he allowed police to search his pickup. A canine unit was called in to assist.
never. ever. EVER consent to a fucking search :waw:
 

Sarcasmo

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I knew what you meant. I've heard of it before, but never got around to posting about it. We had other things to discuss, like elephant vaginas and Denmark.
 

Sarcasmo

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Civil forfeiture is complete bullshit. Unless it involves terrists or brown people in general.

Except the brown people in this case, because it's bullshit.

Man, this is actually more complicated than I thought.