Once in America, we had a presumption of innocence. Now all it takes is the feds having a 'suspicion' for them to take your stuff.
"Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle -- a mere co
When it comes to anti-war pieces and matters of the US government overstepping its bounds in matters of privacy and security, The Intercept is usually spot on.
General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of a factory in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.
"Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budge
Sonald Trump is going after one of the few issues proven to be a unifier across party lines: civil asset forfeiture.
Last week, in one of his final moves out of the Oval Office, Obama executively designated more than 1.5 million acres of land as national monuments, preserving their untouched façade while closing them to human expansion, development, energy use, ra
San Diego police even seized two teenagers' savings accounts
The year was 1986.
"Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state--the
Two controversial rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal judge in Virginia have civil liberties activists concerned about future abuse of power by law enforcement. On June 20, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can be used ag
Guilty until proven innocent meets high tech
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions.
In January 2015, before leaving his position, former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to do something honorable:
Employee brags they "stole the money from Washington" to push World War II vets off land
The Department of Justice has announced a moratorium on splitting gains made from its civil asset forfeiture program with local law enforcement. Budget cuts of $1.2 billion made keeping the practice "impossible," the DOJ said, upsetting police gr
It started on December 8, 1931. Germany was in a world of pain at the time.
Over the past year, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS ) has auctioned off a large part of the bitcoin that had been confiscated as a result of the Silk Road investigation.
With the recent announcement of the Blockchain Alliance "A Public-Private Forum to Help Combat Criminal Activity on the Blockchain" founded by Coin Center and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, CoinTelegraph highlights some recent events overlooked
NSA patents are special: they never expire and they usually aren't revealed to the public. Unless someone else files an identical patent application, that is. In that case, the NSA's ownership is published by the Patent Office
"House and Senate plans would halt a practice that allows law enforcement to seize property from someone accused, but not convicted, of certain crimes.
While much of the world focused last week on whether or not the Federal Reserve was going to raise interest rates, or whether the Greek debt crisis would bring Europe to a crisis, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague awarded a $50 billion
Senior Russian officials said Kremlin lawyers are studying France and Belgium's seizure of Russian government assets in the two countries as part of a court settlement to compensate shareholders of Yukos, the privately owned oil company that was sh
Russia has summoned the Belgian ambassador to Moscow and threatened to "respond in kind" after bailiffs instructed nearly 50 Belgian companies to disclose Russian state assets, a move which reportedly sets the stage for the seizure of Russian pro
A 24-year-old college student named Charles Clarke was about to board a flight to Florida last year when police officers searched his bag and seized his life savings of $11,000.
All the money – $16,000 in cash – that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a sto
Joseph Rivers was a 22-year-old aspiring music video producer from outside of Detroit who managed to painstakingly save $16,000 for a music venture.
Greetings and Salutations, readers! My Nome de Guerre in the battle for truth and objective journalism is Jeremiah Johnson. I hope to pique your interest with a Montana issue that, regardless of the outcome, will have severe ramifications and set a
The reform bill didn't ask for much: just a conviction to go with every seizure. But that was still too much for Mead, who still carries inside him the beating heart of a long-term prosecutor. To him, these means are perfectly acceptable
However, most Americans are unaware that for everyday disputes arising over the necessities of life?"credit cards, purchasing an automobile, employment contracts, investments, mobile phone service?"having one's day in court has become a thing o