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2013-08-06 02:06:08.894887+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Must read: The New Yorker on the stripping of due process that is civil forfeiture http://www.newyorker.com/repor...fa_fact_stillman?currentPage=all

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-06 11:19:39.621657+00 by: meuon

One of the best pieces of journalism I have read in a long time. Thank you. I've had a couple stops like that in my life, and nearly dared them to try these shenanigans. Both of these types of stops were in rural Nevada. Being able to demonstrate resources, ability and intention (asking if I can call my lawyer..) like it'd be a fight changes their stance. We should not have to defend ourselves from the police. I've had a lot of interfacing with law enforcement, approx 9/10 have been positive experiences, even when I was wrong and paid a fine/ticket. The problem with activities like this, is it puts everyone on the defensive when pulled over, which changes the dynamics. It's bad for the police, it's bad for everyone.