The Maine Alternative to State Robbery

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Around the country, one of the worst predations against people who save money or own property is civil asset forfeiture. This is the grabbing of the cash and other belongings of innocent people on the basis of a mere suspicion (or feigned suspicion) of wrongdoing. By government. No evidence is required by law: no arrest; no conviction. Just the willingness of some police officer, sheriff, or other member of law enforcement to grab what doesn’t belong to him. There’s only one cure: state by state, these asset forfeiture laws must be abolished. The Institute for Justice reports that Maine has now repealed its civil forfeiture law, making it the third state to do so.” (07/19/21)