Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sheriff’s Department Seized $53K From Christian Band Raised for Orphanage, School

Melissa Quinn / / /

A Texas man and his Burmese Christian band, who had $53,000 seized by law enforcement in Muskogee, Okla., in February will get their money back, the prosecutor said.

Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge confirmed Monday afternoon that civil and criminal charges filed against Eh Wah, a 40-year-old musician are going to be dropped.

“[Eh] Wah had court this morning and following court, I looked at the cases and the evidence and talked with the officers involved and concluded that I would not meet my burden of proof in the civil or criminal case, and it required me to act and dismiss [the case] and return the money,” Loge told The Daily Signal.

Dan Alban, one of the lawyers with the Institute for Justice who represented Eh Wah, said in a statement Monday that Eh Wah’s experience with civil forfeiture indicates the broader need for reform..........The sheriff’s department eventually released Eh Wah after midnight Feb. 28 without charging him with a crime. The department did, however, issue him a warning for the broken taillight...........To Read More....

My Take - Civil Asset Forfiture laws do not need to be reformed.  They are blatantly unconstitutional and need to be eliminated, and some of these "law enforcement" officials need to be arrested and sent to jail....it's all really that simple!  If one sheriff, cop or government agent is sent to jail - and for some real time - this will stop very quickly!



      

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