The injustice of "policing for profit" -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

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The injustice of "policing for profit" -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

Tuesday, 28 April

Many countries have an active, centuries-old law that allows government agencies to take your things -- your house, your car, your business -- without ever convicting you of a crime. Law researcher Dick M. Carpenter II exposes how this practice of civil forfeiture threatens your rights and creates a huge monetary incentive for law enforcement to pocket your possessions -- and he lays out a path to end "policing for profit" once and for all.
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