November 9, 2021 by Dan Mitchell
Civil asset forfeiture occurs when bureaucrats literally steal a person’s property when the person hasn’t been convicted – or perhaps not even charged – of any wrongdoing. Citing a nauseating example of this odious practice, I wrote back in 2014 that all decent and moral people should be libertarians.
I was exaggerating, of course, so allow me to share a different
statement that is completely accurate: Supporters of civil asset
forfeiture (also known as “policing for profit“) are neither decent nor moral. Indeed, they are bad people who support thuggish and unfair mistreatment of their fellow citizens. If you think I’m being too dogmatic about this issue, here are some excerpts from a story in the New York Times by Michael Levenson............To Read More....