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Fighting Back: Congress Put Jeff Sessions in His Place,Shut Down His cop Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Jeff Sessions put in His Place, Congress Shut Down His Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Published on Sep 13, 2017

While it is a rare occasion when the group claiming to represent the will of the American people actually votes accordingly, the House of Representatives voted in opposition of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to expand civil asset forfeiture on Tuesday. The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act will now include Amendment 126, which “restricts the use of the federal government’s use of adoptive forfeiture.” It is co-sponsored by a group of nine bipartisan representatives, including Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii.

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Multiple Legislators Looking To Neutralize AG Sessions’ Rollback Of Federal Forfeiture Reforms

Multiple Legislators Looking To Neutralize AG Sessions’ Rollback Of Federal Forfeiture Reforms

Source: Tech Dirt

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“Asset forfeiture is coming back, too. Sessions has opened the federal loophole closed by his predecessor, allowing local agencies to give the finger to legislators and the people they serve as they bypass local reform efforts and cash in on other people’s property. Sessions appeared to bethis close to visible arousal when discussing the return of the Federal Forfeiture Loophole during a law enforcement conference in Alabama.

“I love that program,” Sessions said. “We had so much fun doing that, taking drug dealers’ money and passing it out to people trying to put drug dealers in jail. What’s wrong with that?” . . . Read Complete Report

Dig a Little DEEPER: 8/29/2017: Back to the Future: Sessions Reinstates Forfeiture ripoffs

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THEI Eyeballs Civil Asset Forfeiture without Due Process AKA Policing For Profit AKA Highway Robbery

Donald Trump on Asset Forfeiture

Published on Feb 8, 2017

DOJ announces new rules for civil asset forfeiture

Fox News

Published on Jul 19, 2017
The new rules relax restrictions placed by Obama on the ability of local authorities to seize the assets and property of criminal suspects and share them with federal authorities; James Rosen reports for ‘Special Report’

Civil Asset Forfeiture CPAC 2017

Published on Feb 24, 2017

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Back to the Future: Sessions Reinstates Forfeiture ripoffs

 The further we get into the ‘Make America Great Again” Administration the more it appears to be Back to the Future AKA maintain the Controllers Agenda. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

Forfeiture Loot Corrupts Justice,When COPS make money by seizing property, due process vanishes.

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Published on Aug 29, 2017

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Tennessee Bill Would Abolish Civil Forfeiture

From IntelHub March 20, 2013

A new bill would eliminate civil forfeiture in Tennessee. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture police do not need to convict or even charge a property owner before seizing his property. Civil forfeiture turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head by forcing owners to prove their innocence to recover the seized property.

In good news for property owners across the Volunteer State, State Rep. Barrett Rich, a former Tennessee state trooper, has introduced HB 1078. If the bill passes, seizing property would require a warrant. In addition, forfeiture and title transfer of property would take place only under due process of law and if “the owner of the property in question is prosecuted and convicted.” The bill has one other cosponsor, Rep. Joey Hensley, and is currently in committee.

Speaking to a local news station, Rich outlined how civil forfeiture treatsinnocent owners worse than actual criminals: . . . Read Complete Report

Back to the Future: The Alarming Militarization Of American Police

So Trump’s administration is going to make “America Great Again” by cracking down on the steady move of the individual states answering the wishes of 70% of America’s citizens to end Marijuana Prohibition; to increase the instances of unlawful Civil Forfeiture of citizens property without due process and vamping up the Militarization of police forces around the nation.  

“Great again?”  Looks like continuing the Controllers  movement of taking our rights away and using military tactics against honest citizens to me. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alarming Militarization Of American Police

Source: Zero Hedge

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

. Trump and the DOJ have just reversed former President Barack Obama’s restrictions that allows local police departments to receive surplus military equipment.

Restoring the program will “ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a cheering crowd at a national convention of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee. The group, America’s largest organization of rank-and-file officers, endorsed Trump for president after he promised to revamp the program. . . . Read Complete Report
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Ron Paul:

Is a Militarized Police The Answer To Inner City Turmoil?

Streamed live on Aug 30, 2017

Militarization of the Police

Published on Nov 30, 2015

From the Passionate Eye – The Evolution of Police Forces. Time for Change.

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Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

Source: The Free Thought Project

Snopes attempted to debunk a very real threat to the 4th Amendment by making up a false statement and using it as a red herring.

Snopes.com has made its name as the truthful source that debunks crazy conspiracy theories and “fake news” on the internet, but its response to a story on legislation allowing warrantless searches is in need of its own fact check.

As Snopes correctly noted, the story in question was published by The Free Thought Project on Aug. 24, and is on the subject of House Joint Resolution 76. What Snopes does not mention is that up until TFTP reported on the legislation, it received virtually no media coverage, aside from criticism from Congressman Justin Amash on social media. . . . Read Complete Report

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments Challenging Cannabis’ Prohibitive Classification

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Washington, DC: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments on Tuesday in support of reclassifying cannabis under federal law. . . . Read Complete Report

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from NORML

City Of Oakland Takes Legal Action To Halt Feds’ Forfeiture Effort Against State’s Largest Cannabis Dispensary

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Oakland, CA: The City of Oakland took legal action last week to halt efforts by the US government to seize the assets associated with Harborside Health Center, the state’s largest medical cannabis dispensary. . . . Read Complete Report

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from NORML

As Washington Voters Begin to Receive Their Ballots, Marijuana Legalization Initiative 502 Still Holds Solid Lead

Thursday, 18 October 2012

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator

Washington, as you may know, is a vote by mail state. As such, the official fall ballots will be arriving in Washington voters’ mailboxes over the next several days. With the votes about to begin flowing in, Washington’s initiative to regulate marijuana is still holding a solid lead in two recent polls. . . . Read Complete Report

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from Monterey County (CA) Herald 

Colorado pastors inflamed over pot

By KRISTEN WYATT
Associated Press
Posted:   10/19/2012 03:18:19 PM PDT
Updated:   10/19/2012 03:18:19 PM PDT
DENVER — The stakes in Colorado’s marijuana debate are getting much higher — as in, all the way to heaven. . . . Read Complete Report

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from Cal Pot News

Petaluma drops bid to regulate indoor grow sites

Despite indoor marijuana-growing operations having been the source of numerous local fires in recent years, city efforts to create an ordinance regulating these gardens have died due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.. . . Read Complete Report

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Marijuana Crackdown Staged to Distract From “Fast and Furious” Scandal, Author Says

Here is a great example of the connections between the differing areas of study we concentrate on here at THEI. . . EDITOR 

from SF Weekly (San Francisco)

By Chris Roberts Mon., Aug. 13 2012 at 7:30 AM

Eric Holder: “Closed Down Pot Clubs in a Fast and Furious Way”

Turns out the federal Justice Department’s almost-yearlong crackdown on state-legal medical cannabis has nothing to do with hard-line drug warriors, forfeiture numbers, President Barack Obama’s reelection effort — or even marijuana itself.

Shutting dispensaries in California, Colorado, Montana, and Washington is all an attempt at political misdirection, with a state-legal industry as the unfortunate collateral damage, according to journalist Martin A. Lee.

Attorney General Eric Holder directed his prosecutors to dismantle legal weed so that he could distract Republican congressmen and Justice Department officials from his mishandling of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, Lee, the author of an upcoming social history of marijuana, said in an article published this weekend on Truthout. . . . Read Complete Report