There’s not much that the Obama administration does that I applaud. (To be fair, there’s not much that any administration has done that I applaud.) But I sincerely and loudly applaud this administration move to dramatically reduce the gains extracted through the practice of civil-asset forfeiture by state and local police bureaucracies.
I’ve not yet examined the details of this move, so I reserve the right to change, or modify, my positive assessment of it. But judging from the Washington Post report linked above, this move does seem quite praiseworthy. If my initial assessment is correct, Americans are now a bit freer than they were yesterday and the United States is less like a banana republic.