Trump Accidentally Makes Support of Civil Asset Forfeiture Administration
Mother Jones
February 7, 2017

“This demonstrates the problem with Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip style. My guess is that he has no idea what civil asset forfeiture is and has no real opinion about it. If, say, Trump had been in a meeting with a few senators, and Bob Goodlatte had remarked that ‘police can seize your money even if you weren’t convicted of a crime,’ Trump probably would have reflexively answered, ‘Can you believe that?’ Instead, a sheriff said it was a bad thing related to Mexicans, so Trump automatically agreed with him. That means it’s now official Trump administration policy.”

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