‘Cause I can’t see Eric Holder caring about the little people enough to do this otherwise….
So it seems that the “Asset seizure program” that cost so many innocent people’s money and property when it was misapplied (unConstitutionally, I might add) to any random traffic stop where people had “large” sums of cash (if $1K or $2 K actually large?) is now a no-no….
At least there is some beginning of relief:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police
from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants
or criminal charges.
This SHOULD make it harder for local constabulary to steal honest people’d money and property without proof of wrongdoing.
Let us hope it sticks.
Actual honest-to-God innocent people lost money to asset forfeiture programs? Who are these people?