Attorney General Jeff Sessions is proposing an increase in asset forfeiture, a practice that allows law enforcement to seize property from suspected criminals without charging them with a crime. Asset forfeiture lets police take your money, your car, even your house, and in many cases, you may never get it back, even if proven innocent.
Over the last few years, a number of states have banned or greatly restricted the use of asset forfeiture without a criminal conviction, recognizing it as an unjust violation of property rights. Attorney General Sessions wants to undo these changes by injecting the federal government into state law enforcement. “We plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures,” he said.
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