Friday, November 20, 2015

In Pennsylvania, civil asset forfeiture is affecting citizens at an alarming rate

By Reggie Shuford and Matthew J. Brouillette  /   November 17, 2015  /   2 Comments

Carol Johnson of North Philadelphia, 87 years old, carefully saved $2,000 from her pension checks, storing the money in an upstairs bedroom. But in a matter of minutes, it was gone—taken by law enforcement after Carol’s husband Kevin* was found with two marijuana joints in their home.  Carol was never charged with a crime, but it didn’t matter. Under Pennsylvania’s civil asset forfeiture laws, cash, cars, and even homes can be forfeited without a hearing on the evidence, without due process, without justice…..To Read More…..

 

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