Policing for Profit: Jeff Sessions & Co.'s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind

Whitehead, John W.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/26/policing-for-profit-jeff-sessions-co-s-thinly-veiled-plot-to-rob-us-blind/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  26/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21164

Commentary on 'policing for profit', or civil asset forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to seize property and sell it to help fund agency budgets.

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Excerpt: Whether the head of the Trump Administration's Justice Department enjoys being the architect of a police state or is just painfully, criminally clueless, Sessions has done a great job thus far of sidestepping the Constitution at every turn.

Most recently, under the guise of “fighting crime,” Sessions gave police the green light to rob, pilfer, steal, thieve, swipe, purloin, filch and liberate American taxpayers of even more of their hard-earned valuables (especially if it happens to be significant amounts of cash) using any means, fair or foul.