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The Insufferable Incivility of Civil Forfeiture

Posted By Don Boudreaux On August 7, 2013 @ 6:35 am In Civil Asset Forfeiture,Video | Comments Disabled

With the possible exception of Uncle Sam’s continual – and often horrendous – misuse of its military prowess [1], no government policy in America is as uncivilized – as offensive to common decency [2] – as destructive of property rights – as arbitrary in its justification and in its application [3]as incompatible with freedom [4] – as conducive to corruption – as downright sickening and maddening as is civil forfeiture.

Cato’s Walter Olson points us [5] to this excellent New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman. [6]

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[1] Uncle Sam’s continual – and often horrendous – misuse of its military prowess: http://sheldonfreeassociation.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-real-days-of-infamy.html

[2] as offensive to common decency: http://cafehayek.com/2011/05/bennis-v-michigan-and-the-awful-advance-of-civil-asset-forfeiture.html

[3] as arbitrary in its justification and in its application: http://www.independent.org/publications/policy_reports/detail.asp?id=3&type=summary

[4] as incompatible with freedom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOcacu2pJD0

[5] Cato’s Walter Olson points us: http://www.cato.org/blog/new-yorker-tackles-civil-forfeiture

[6] this excellent New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman.: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/08/12/130812fa_fact_stillman?currentPage=all

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