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Now WHOM Should We Arrest?

as stolen from Wirecutter:

Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually.

In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009 and was six times greater than the total for 1989.

Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year.

Now, according to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014 burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses. This means that the police are now taking more assets than the criminals.
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Now, assuming these statistics are close to accurate (and we all know about assuming), this is a sobering statistic!

Does ANYONE remember their American History?  Life, Liberty, Property?  Bueller?  Bueller?

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

7 thoughts on “Now WHOM Should We Arrest?

  1. It’s yet another imaginary Constitutional “privilege” awarded to the government by the courts. Never mind that it’s a direct violation of the 4th Amendment …. nothing to see here … move along.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | November 29, 2015, 11:23 am
  2. hmmm, yeah…. a little suspicious.

    Posted by chipmunk | November 29, 2015, 12:44 pm
  3. It’s gotten totally out of hand…

    Posted by Old NFO | November 29, 2015, 3:31 pm

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