If you drive a nice car, did you police can legally snatch it from you, throw you in jail, and keep it for themselves?
Under asset forfeiture laws, police officers can seize anything you own and keep it for themselves, even if you’re proven to be innocent. Many police departments are raking in massive amounts of cash by targeting people and taking their property, without bothering to wait to see if they actually did anything or are convicted.
In fact, Americans are now losing more property to asset forfeiture than to burglary.
Now a new documentary, “Seized,” is shedding light on a practice so abusive and nasty even police officers are speaking out.