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Policing for Profit

Nick Wing

Policing For Profit Nets Mississippi Cops A New Police Station And A Fresh Fleet Of Police Cruisers | Nick Wing | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

The sign outside a new, $4.1 million law enforcement training facility in Richland, Mississippi, reads, "Richland Police Station tearfully donated by ...

Nick Wing

New Montana Law Will Protect Innocent People From Having Their Property Seized By Police | Nick Wing | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed a bill Tuesday that will overhaul the state's civil asset forfeiture laws. The set of reforms, which will go ...

Ryan J. Reilly

This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A study of policing in the St. Louis area released Monday, which criticized the profit-driven practices of many departments in St. Louis ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Police Research Group Shocked By Predatory Ticketing Practices In St. Louis County | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a respected police research organization that has studied policing in St. Louis over the past several months said his organi...

Nick Wing

Police In New Mexico Will No Longer Seize Your Property Without Finding You Guilty Of A Crime | Nick Wing | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) on Friday signed a bill into law overhauling the state's civil asset forfeiture program, which had previously allo...

Radley Balko

State May Abolish Abusive Police Practice | Radley Balko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Tennessee state legislator has introduced a bill to abolish civil asset forfeiture, the controversial legal power that allows police to confiscate a...

It's Time to Reform California's Civil Forfeiture Laws

Christina Walsh | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Walsh

Through civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize private property that they suspect is involved with a criminal activity. Civil forfeiture laws make it easy for law enforcement to seize property -- and profitable.