Egged on by Sheriffs, Trump Endorses Police Practice of Taking Property from Innocent People
Drug Policy Alliance
February 8, 2017

“During a brief meeting with sheriffs where President Trump was apparently introduced to the complex subject of civil asset forfeiture, he offered to destroy the career of the Texas State Senator seeking to reform the system.  Whether this was an actual threat or a poor and misguided attempt at humor, its aim was unmistakably to chill reform efforts.   It appeared Trump did not know anything about civil asset forfeiture prior to the meeting, and after he got a one-sided lesson from the law enforcement community, he predictably gave it his full-throated endorsement.”

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