❝❝Civil asset forfeiture is a national problem, and a big one. In 2014, for the first time in recorded history, police in the United States seized more money and property through civil asset forfeiture than all burglars and thieves combined. Making matters worse, civil asset forfeiture has been known to disproportionately impact African Americans and Latinos, creating significant barriers to opportunity in their communities. According to a study in Oklahoma, nearly two thirds of seizures come from racial minorities, representing a significant disparity.❞❞
— Payton Alexander, Maine is poised to make it a lot harder for police to steal your stuff
Emphasis added. H/T reddit
❝❝The parents were acting to protect their daughter, and discipline her, if necessary. The police were trying to build a case for a criminal prosecution. Those objectives were irreconcilable, which is why the parents should have either refused all cooperation, or insisted on being accompanied by an attorney during their meeting with the police.❞❞Read More...
The article is boring, but the headline sums it up nicely.
Economies grow when government interference is reduced.
Governments can’t negotiate free trade.
Just remember those.
❝❝Once upon a time, going to college or a university was about learning new ideas AND working out for yourself what ideas were practical and which ideas you could use to make your life better in society.
Real revolutions are rare and don't usually work.
Real change comes because someone worked out a better way and didn't have to force everyone else to accept it.
Thus endeth the sermon.
I need some biscuits and honey.❞❞
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