Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / / 32 comments
For more than four years, Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers has been fighting the federal government, asking it to right what many say was a wrong. In Feb. 2012, two federal agents told Sowers, who owns South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, Md. that the Internal Revenue Service was seizing more than $60,000 from his farm’s bank account under a subset of civil forfeiture laws governing cash transactions.
According to the IRS, Sowers had committed structuring violations. Structuring is the act of making consistent cash deposits or withdrawals of under $10,000 to avoid government reporting requirements. But the dairy farmer didn’t know he was doing anything wrong, and because Sowers and his wife sold milk at local farmer’s markets—where customers paid primarily in cash—they frequently made cash deposits into the business’s bank account......Civil forfeiture and structuring laws were put in place to curb drug trafficking and money laundering. However, in recent years, the government has taken money and property from innocent property owners who were never charged with a crime and were unaware they were breaking the law........The IRS returned the more than $153,000 it seized from Quran, but did not respond to Sowers’ petition.......“They’re not seeking justice here, and that’s a problem.”........To Read More.....
My Take - So they're having hearings to decide if confiscating the property of Americans who've never been charged with a crime, never been prosecuted, never found guilty and for all intents and purposes are innocent is unconstitutional?
This is so outrageous it's clear we've lost our minds.
Here's the solution. Charge these government agents - whether they're police or the IRS with stealing, take that case to a grand jury, prosecute them, find them guilty and then put them in jail. This problem will go away faster than the color guard in a military parade can do an about face. Then repeal any and all laws of that nature because it's clear "law" enforcement officials are just as corrupt as the criminals they're supposed to be pursuing when it comes to stealing cash!