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    Eric Holder limits asset forfeiture and seizure!

    Golly, is Eric Holder our friend?

    Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges.

    Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.
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    “With this new policy, effective immediately, the Justice Department is taking an important step to prohibit federal agency adoptions of state and local seizures, except for public safety reasons,” Holder said in a statement.

    Holder’s decision allows limited exceptions, including illegal firearms, ammunition, explosives and property associated with child pornography, a small fraction of the total.
    So, is Eric Holder our friend? No.

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    “It seems like a continual barrage against police,” said John W. Thompson, interim executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association. “I’m not saying there’s no wrongdoing, but there is wrongdoing in everything.”
    I am not saying that what they are doing was wrong, but that everyone does wrong.... nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    I am not saying that what they are doing was wrong, but that everyone does wrong.... nice.
    Hah, hah. You caught that. Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Golly, is Eric Holder our friend?

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    No.
    Notice that the article states that the new policy bars local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges, but it also says that the police can continue to make seizures under their own state laws. In other words the looting of Amerika can continue unabated.

    Also note that the article claims that the program called Equitable Sharing (what an Orwellian name that is!) has led to "more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion" "since 2008."

    The truth is that the amount of assets stolen by these rouge thugs has swollen from $407 million in 2001 to $4.3 billion in 2012. What a pathetic stinkin' pile of lies this article is. The real figure is approximately $4.3 BILLION EACH YEAR, not $3 billion total.

    The cops have found a steady stream of income and they love it. The way it works, and will continue to work despite Holders announcement, is that if a local police agency seizes property without any help from the Feds, they get to keep 80% of the profits while the DOJ takes the rest. I'll bet good gold that the Feds continue to reap their 20% cut of the booty.

    Eric Holder, and every last one of the cops who have participated in the plunder are thieves of the first magnitude. Every last one of them deserves to be arrested, tried in a court of law, and forced to pay back every last dime that they stole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augustin View Post
    Notice that the article states that the new policy bars local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges, but it also says that the police can continue to make seizures under their own state laws. In other words the looting of Amerika can continue unabated.

    Also note that the article claims that the program called Equitable Sharing (what an Orwellian name that is!) has led to "more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion" "since 2008."

    The truth is that the amount of assets stolen by these rouge thugs has swollen from $407 million in 2001 to $4.3 billion in 2012. What a pathetic stinkin' pile of lies this article is. The real figure is approximately $4.3 BILLION EACH YEAR, not $3 billion total.

    The cops have found a steady stream of income and they love it. The way it works, and will continue to work despite Holders announcement, is that if a local police agency seizes property without any help from the Feds, they get to keep 80% of the profits while the DOJ takes the rest. I'll bet good gold that the Feds continue to reap their 20% cut of the booty.

    Eric Holder, and every last one of the cops who have participated in the plunder are thieves of the first magnitude. Every last one of them deserves to be arrested, tried in a court of law, and forced to pay back every last dime that they stole.
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