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Policing for Profit

Nick Wing

Police In New Mexico Will No Longer Seize Your Property Without Finding You Guilty Of A Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.