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The Insufferable Incivility of Civil Forfeiture

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With the possible exception of Uncle Sam’s continual – and often horrendous – misuse of its military prowess [2], no government policy in America is as uncivilized – as offensive to common decency [3] – as destructive of property rights – as arbitrary in its justification and in its application [4]as incompatible with freedom [5] – as conducive to corruption – as downright sickening and maddening as is civil forfeiture.

Cato’s Walter Olson points us [6] to this excellent New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman. [7]