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Tourists falling prey to dysfunctional state approaching end of days - civil asset forfeitures

OWoN: So much for the Land of the Free - Lunch maybe!

Another sign of a dysfunctional state approaching end of days. Take and run policies. A vile parasitic state.

Canada Warns its Citizens Not to Take Cash to USA

Civil asset forfeiture allows police to confiscate cash with impunity from suspects of drug crime

Armstrong Economics
By Martin Armstrong
24 September 2014

The Canadian government has had to warn its citizens not to carry cash to the USA because the USA does not presume innocence but guilt when it comes to money. Over $2.5 billion has been confiscated from Canadians traveling to the USA, funding the police who grab it.

If you are bringing cash to the land of the free, you will find that that saying really means they are FREE to seize all your money under the pretense you are engaged in drugs with no evidence or other charges.

It costs more money in legal fees to try to get it back so it is a boom business for unethical lawyers to such an extent than only one in sixth people ever try to get their money back and the cops just pocket it. That’s right. Money confiscated is usually allowed to be kept by the department who confiscated it.

This is strangely working its way into funding police and pensions.

This is identical to the very issue that resulted in the final collapse of Rome when the armies began to sack cities to pay for their pensions. We are at that level now with respect to seizing whatever they want knowing you will have to spend more in legal fees to assert your rights that do not really exist.

Those trying to flee tyranny elsewhere can not bring money with them for the police get to take it on this end.

This pretend war on terrorism is really a wholesale war against the people. It serves as the justification to seize whatever they desire ever since 9/11 as reported by The Washington Post.


1 comment :

  1. *** The District of Criminals

    Stop and seize
    - Washington Post

    After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called
    on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on
    America's highways.

    Local officers, county deputies and state troopers were encouraged to
    act more aggressively in searching for suspicious people, drugs and
    other contraband. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice
    spent millions on police training.

    The effort succeeded, but it had an impact that has been largely
    hidden from public view: the spread of an aggressive brand of
    policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of
    dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes,
    a Washington Post investigation found. Thousands of people have
    been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year
    to get their money back.

    Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of
    private police-training firms that teach the techniques of "highway
    interdiction" to departments across the country.

    One of those firms created a private intelligence network known
    as Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System
    that enabled police nationwide to share detailed reports about
    American motorists - criminals and the innocent alike - including
    their Social Security numbers, addresses and identifying tattoos,
    as well as hunches about which drivers to stop.

    Many of the reports have been funneled to federal agencies
    and fusion centers as part of the government's burgeoning law
    enforcement intelligence systems - despite warnings from state and
    federal authorities that the information could violate privacy and
    constitutional protections.

    A thriving subculture of road officers on the network now competes
    to see who can seize the most cash and contraband, describing their
    exploits in the network's chat rooms and sharing "trophy shots"
    of money and drugs. Some police advocate highway interdiction as
    a way of raising revenue for cash-strapped municipalities.

    "All of our home towns are sitting on a tax-liberating gold mine,"
    Deputy Ron Hain of Kane County, Ill., wrote in a self-published
    book under a pseudonym. Hain is a marketing specialist for Desert
    Snow, a leading interdiction training firm based in Guthrie, Okla.,
    whose founders also created Black Asphalt.

    Hain's book calls for "turning our police forces into present-day
    Robin Hoods."

    Cash seizures can be made under state or federal civil law. One
    of the primary ways police departments are able to seize money
    and share in the proceeds at the federal level is through a
    long-standing Justice Department civil asset forfeiture program
    known as Equitable Sharing. Asset forfeiture is an extraordinarily
    powerful law enforcement tool that allows the government to take
    cash and property without pressing criminal charges and then requires
    the owners to prove their possessions were legally acquired.

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