People often ask why asset forfeiture should be reformed. Why shouldn’t criminals have their stuff taken away?
The problem is this isn’t how asset forfeiture works in most states. Police and prosecutors don’t have to prove the property owner is a criminal. They can just take people’s stuff.
Asset forfeiture reform requires a conviction. It doesn’t let criminals keep their stuff. It ensures innocent people don’t have their stuff taken away.
For Further Reading
- Signed by the Governor: Two South Dakota Laws Take Steps Against a Central Bank Digital Currency - February 28, 2024
- Rhode Island House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection and Stingray Surveillance - February 28, 2024
- New York Senate Committee Passes Bill to End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Opt State Out of Federal Program - February 28, 2024