There’s one area in America that a lot of people on both the left and right of the political spectrum agree on: Civil asset forfeitures are unfair and need to be amended or stopped. Good luck getting the politicians to agree with that, however.
An Inspector General report has revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has confiscated $3.2 billion in cash and other assets from American citizens who have never been charged with a crime! How is this possible? Through civil asset forfeiture, of course.
If you are driving around and get pulled over on a traffic stop, and you happen to have a large amount of cash on you, law enforcement can confiscate it under the charade that you “might be a drug dealer in the commission of a crime.” Never mind the fact that you have no drugs in the car and have never been convicted of a drug-related crime or any other infraction.
The DEA can “legally” take your money under civil asset forfeiture and you will never see it again, unless you spend tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket to successfully challenge the federal government in court. Good luck with that.
Unfortunately, Democrat and Republican administrations alike have allowed civil asset forfeiture to flourish and Congress has been unable to change this ridiculous law.
Watch the video below to see how seizing your money — even if you haven’t been charged with a crime — is now standard operating procedure for the DEA.