May It Please the Court® A Weblog of Legal News & Observations
Quote of the Day - I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does. - Joe Gariagola

Justice Department Asset Forfeitures Outstrip Burglary Thefts

Feds Become the new Criminals?

The Justice Department restarted what it amorphously calls the "Equitable Sharing Program" that allows federal, state, county and local cops to seize assets of burglars - up to 80% of what they seize, and then funnel that money to their own budgets.

The Justice Department must have missed the "conflict of interest" lecture in law school ethics class.  Check out this chart from the Washington Post article

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MIPTC Home | View Weblog Archive

Back to top.