FLASHBACK - The 14 Most Ridiculous Things Police Bought With Asset Forfeiture | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


FLASHBACK - The 14 Most Ridiculous Things Police Bought With Asset Forfeiture

Under civil asset forfeiture, police can seize property suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminal asset forfeiture, with civil forfeiture, people don't have to be convicted—or even charged--with a crime to permanently lose their cars, homes, or cash.

Even worse, in many cases, police get to keep what they seize through asset forfeiture. As long as cops get to keep what they seize, civil asset forfeiture will keep on spawning scandals.

So law enforcement has a strong incentive to pad their budgets and buy ridiculous things like:

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