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Doug Casey on Asset Seizures – Casey Research

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 27, 2017

https://www.caseyresearch.com/doug-casey-on-asset-seizures/

Sessions is the U.S. Attorney General. Since taking office in February, he’s done all sorts of idiotic things. He’s threatened to crack down on the legal marijuana market. He’s attacked gay rights.

And now, he wants to amp up asset seizures.

This is when the government takes money and property from people. You don’t even need to be convicted of a crime.

It’s a disturbing development, to say the least. That’s why I called Doug Casey as soon as I heard about it…

The police are the ones that actually make it happen, and they have a vested interest in doing the wrong thing. Whenever a police department confiscates things under these laws, they get to keep some percentage. It varies, but can be 10, 20, 30, 50 percent of what’s confiscated, and they love it because the money goes to the local police department in question. They can use it for buying fun cop toys, or for buying further educational benefits, or whatever, for themselves. So, they’re profiting from this stuff as directly as the criminals do that steal things from citizens. It’s a total disaster.

And remember, the Attorney General is the country’s top law enforcement officer.

I was at a party last night and one of the guests told a story. He was in the service and was in Tijuana with pals and they where caught venting pressure in an alley by the cops. Back at the cop shop they were told to empty their pockets and of course there was cash. The cash was taken and the now sober group was allowed to leave.

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“B” exclaimed she couldn’t believe the cops would just take money like that! If she only knew.

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