Nebraska just abolished civil forfeiture


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And now we need a federal law to rule them all.


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Awesome. Holy crap I don’t understand how this is still a thing.


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Corruption. Greed. Institutional apathy. Distractions from the important by the venial-but-flashy. Racism. The rest is details on those themes.


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Finally some good news on boingboing.


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That’s probably because you don’t SUPPORT OUR POLICE and want to just surrender in the WAR ON DRUGS and other CATCHY SLOGANS THAT FIT ON BUMPER STICKERS.


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I can’t read the article because Forbes. Does this change anything about federal “equitable sharing” in Nebraska? (The fed “equitable sharing” program was off for a while, but last I heard it’s back on.)


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This makes me feel like Nebraska is such a safer place for me!

No getting shot by cops while trying to get my stolen property back from thief cops. Sounds wonderful.


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Because civil forfeiture laws do have a real purpose.

I never understood why the laws were structured so that police departments get to keep assets they seize. It creates all the wrong incentives and the outcome is almost inevitable.


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Oh, make no mistake: the cops will still take your stuff. There just isn’t a law now that explicitly says they can, and that the proceeds go to the police dept. Your money & stuff are just going to go into cops’ individual pockets now, because good luck prosecuting them.


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Yes we do.


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Next squared.


#15

Fascism isn’t sustainable with connectivity.

Fight back against fascism.

Foot the fools back down.

Totally.

P.S. Whose boot on whose neck now?


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The Nebraska one gave 50% to the Cops and 50% to the education dept – which probably made it harder to get forfeiture overturned because think of the children…


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Johnsplaining


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As far as I can tell they serve a purpose in the case of a criminal conviction. I don’t see what purpose they serve outside of that.


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As conservatives love to quote the Romans: Cui bono?

Police unions have power. Proles have out-of-state plates. Who ya’ gonna call?


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Wait completely? What about victims of fraud and theft? You know, the people these laws were supposed to benefit.