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Response to FBaggins (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:01 PM

7. Civil forfeiture, as practiced, is unreasonable

She says the State Patrol told her she was still being held responsible for her coworker's actions.

"That the right thing to do was to have a complete history of his driving infractions and to also give him a sobriety test. That is what they said I should have done," Dietrich said.
https://kstp.com/news/controversial-law-allows-police-to-seize-and-sell-cars-of-non-lawbreakers-keeping-the-proceeds-august-24-2020/5838303/


And the "...being held responsible for her coworker's actions." part is rather puzzling since Ms. Dietrich hasn't been charged at all.

This kind of activity is just a load of crap. The woman didn't drive drunk, wasn't charged with a crime and the dangerous driver who did has still not gone to trial. Civil forfeiture is unconstitutional plain and simple. If you make an arrest and charge the suspect, you impound what may reasonably be considered evidence. Other than that and you're violating the Fifth and Eighth Amendments.

In all cases in the prosecution of crimes especially and acts of law enforcement in general and those of the prosecutors must be exemplary. Anything less casts doubt on the very meaning of justice.

No wonder so many demand defunding the police.

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