Philadelphia’s Perverse Civil Asset Forfeiture Machine Has Finally Come to An End | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Philadelphia’s Perverse Civil Asset Forfeiture Machine Has Finally Come to An End

By Brittany Hunter

Philadelphia may be the birthplace of our Constitution, but its civil asset forfeiture program is anything but constitutional. The program has become so corrupt and far-reaching it is often referred to as a “perverse machine.” Luckily, after a four-year legal battle brought by the nonprofit law firm the Institute for Justice (IJ), the city has agreed to a settlement that will give its abusive forfeiture program a major overhaul and protect the rights of Philadelphia property owners...

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA