REPORT: Cops Use Seized Money From Non-Criminals To Buy BMWs, Clowns

REPORT: Cops Use Seized Money From Non-Criminals To Buy BMWs, Clowns – http://huff.to/1szMPVY

Has anybody taken this to the US Supreme Court level yet?

Looks to me like a cut and dried, unambiguous fourth amendment violation, not to mention when there is a criminal matter associated, depriving a defendant of resources for his legal defense at the outset with something that has a reverse onus is a violation of the presumption of innocence.

Really the only area where this practice of arbitrary seizure should be used is with contraband that can’t be resold like drugs.  If the seizure is unlawful there can’t be criminal charges but they can’t demand them back, ex turpa causa.

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