Tag Archives: Drug Enforcement Administration

Asset seizures: an industry of legalized stealing

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It may surprise many Americans to know that it has become routine for state, local, and federal governments to seize the property of people who were never even charged with, or convicted of, a crime. Though the US legal mantra has traditionally been innocent until proven guilty, asset forfeitures turn that concept on its head, leaving [...]

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Cops Say to Legalize Drugs

President Obama drew a slew of criticism recently when he derisively dismissed a drug reform question during a town hall meeting. Here was the “crazy” question that warranted such a disrespectful response: “With over 1 out of 30 Americans controlled by the penal system, why not legalize, control, and tax marijuana to change the failed [...]

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