June 17, 2015

Cash seizure is a thing - maybe this picture will convince you

There are many many people who do not believe that the USA police seize cash from people and use it for budget. The system is set up for the benefit of police - budgetary plans are laid, you have no direct recourse to the law because it is the cash that defends itself, the proceeds are carved up.

Maybe this will convince you - if cash seizure by police wasn't a 'thing' we wouldn't need this chart:

Posted by iang at June 17, 2015 08:00 PM

Most Americans seem more concerned about their status on Facebook than their civil-rights. As of 2014 "police nationwide have seized $2.5 billion in cash from almost 62,000 people without warrants or indictments under federal civil asset-forfeiture laws since 2001. The laws allow police departments to keep up to 80 percent of the cash they seize"


If you are going to make a cash withdrawal from your bank don't bring your cell phone along. Metadata is used for everything from tracking individuals to targeting drone strikes.

Posted by: infoguardian at July 26, 2015 02:29 PM
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