from FB: Indiana civil forefeiture law struck down unconstitutional when man with $40k SUV seized over $400 drug sale.

MaryGSykes.com

When the government becomes the criminal……

Let’s hear it for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, protecting the little guy.

In case you didn’t know, civil forfeiture laws have been implicated in police depts reselling all sorts of items, and then wasting the money on parties, and all sorts of nonsense purchases.  It’s nothing but govt gone wild.

https://www.vox.com/2015/7/8/8909133/civil-forfeiture-states-map

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/in-depth/news/taken/2019/01/27/civil-forfeiture-south-carolina-police-property-seizures-taken-exclusive-investigation/2457838002/

Supreme Court civil forfeiture case: Justices back man whose $40K SUV was seized over $400 drug sale

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court’s opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana.

Police seized Timbs’ $40,000 Land Rover when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. The Institute for Justice, which…

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