Oklahoma Highway Patrol takes Stealing From Citizens (Civil Forfeiture) to a Whole New Level

If it wasn’t bad enough that civil forfeiture laws allowed cops to steal your property and your cash without a warrant and force you to “prove” it was not the proceeds of crime along comes the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “If

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Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Lack of Due Process

I’ve written on civil asset forfeiture a lot lately and in response to my latest article, BC Civil Asset Forfeiture Office Proud to Steal From Mere Citizens, I received a email from Zoey DeGarmo asking if I would post an

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Minnesota’s Courageous Reform of Civil Asset Foreiture Law

Five years ago scandal over the horrific abuse of Minnesota’s civil asset forfeiture law rocked the state. Their Metro Gang Strike Force (disbanded in the wake of the scandal) among others, grossly abused the power given them by the state’s

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Finally Hits The Right Mark

Justice comes in many forms, but the delicious irony of the seizure of a former Sheriff’s vehicle using civil asset forfeiture law is almost too good to be true. This past January in New Mexico 21-year-old Sylvia Solano crashed her

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Common Sense Finally Prevails in Russ Caswell’s Civil Forfeiture Nightmare

Russ Caswell, now 70, spent the last two years fighting local, state and federal agencies over who owns Motel Caswell, the motel owned by his family since 1955. I first wrote about Russ Caswell and his civil asset forfeiture nightmare

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Canadian Constitution Foundation comes to Montague Family’s aid

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) will take on Bruce & Donna Montague’s case after Doug Christie’s death left them without counsel to fight property forfeiture under Ontario’s Civil Forfeiture Law. The Canadian Constitution Foundation (http://www.theccf.ca) announced today that it would

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Registration Leads to Confiscation and much worse… Just ask Ontario Gunsmith Bruce Montague

Sun News Commentator Brian Lilley did an excellent segment on how registration leads to confiscation in his January 8, 2013 installment of his show Byline.  In that segment Lilley described the insanity of Ian Thomson being forced to defend himself

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Does the Yukon Territory really need a pseudo-police department to deal with drug dealers, bootleggers and prostitutes?

Does the Yukon Territory really need another layer of bureaucracy to do the job the RCMP is already paid to do?  Apparently, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! according to Yukon’s Parliament. If that shocks you, you’re

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The ongoing abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Civil Forfeiture in America

When policing devolves from solving crimes to seeing how much private property police can seize from citizens there is something very wrong with the focus of our nation, yet under civil forfeiture laws this is precisely what’s happening across Canada

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Word of Montague Home Seizure by Ontario Gov’t Spreads

Bad news travels fast.  So the old saying goes, I think.  It’s certainly true in the case of the Ontario government’s intention of stealing the Montague family home while hiding behind the Civil Remedies Act’s forfeiture clause for “proceeds of

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Crown Proceeds with Forfeiture Hearing on Montague Home

Ontario Crown Counsel is moving forward with their attempted theft of the Montague family home.  Using the civil forfeiture provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act, senior counsel James McKeachie sent the following letter to the Montagues on September 17th.

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