Your government will take $58000 dollars. Your life savings! Without bothering to charge you with a crime, mainly due to the inconvenient fact THAT YOU DIDN'T COMMIT ONE!!
Now this lady was almost criminally naive, but she met all the requirements to get her $41,000 back and the government is continuing to hold it.
That said, she was traveling with money to build a clinic in Nigeria to provide free health care to poor people, and the government STILL tried to steal her money!
Own a cab? Give a ride to a criminal? Bye-bye cab.
Governments are using Civil Asset Forfeiture as a revenue stream. It is STEALING:
There's a lot more to say on the subject of Civil Asset Forfeiture, but, for now, AG Sessions is making sure no reform is left intact.
They will steal $59,000 from you because you deposited it in the bank wrong:
They stole $4,000,000,000 in 2015!
H/T Eric H. https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdw3e/a-swat-team-tore-down-this-womans-home-and-left-her-with-a-dollar50000-bill
They do seem to drive the media conversation: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/20/trump-senate-budget-vote-tweets-243983?lo=ap_c1 I...
At least Kentucky tried to cut down on the red tape by having judges pre-sign blank emergency orders... https://reason.com/2019/05/09/kent...