HomeArticlesHow Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions By Harry Baker October 16, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:5-0, Civil Forfeiture, Cops, crime, culture, Documentaries, documentary, drug trafficking, drugs, Exclusive, funny, funny videos, government, Independent, interview, interviews, Journalism, Lifestyle, michigan, money, police, police brutality, police force, police officers, police raid, privacy, scotus, supreme court, tyson timbs, underground, vbs.tv, Vice, vice guide, vice mag, VICE Magazine, VICE News, vice presents, vice videos, vice.com, videos, wild, world Related Posts PBS Hawaii – HIKI NŌ Episode 505 | Hosted by Seabury Hall Middle | Full Program V2 Janice Florence, 2019 National Arts and Disability Award recipient (Established Artist) Performance (Working In The Theatre #292) About Author admin 100 Comments VICE March 14, 2017 Civil forfeiture laws were created to cripple drug rings, but some police departments have been using reclaimed cash to fund operations, or even pay salaries directly. WATCH NEXT: The Ex-Undercover Cop Exposing the UK’s Police Corruption – http://bit.ly/2mJnBaG Reply Coolbreeze Benny October 10, 2019 Isn't this the constitutional reason for owning guns? Reply TheSwineButcher bastard October 10, 2019 I remember Trump having a conference with all the sheriff's in America & incouriging them to do this more he also said he was a mason on camera I was like wait what scandalous Reply TheSwineButcher bastard October 10, 2019 Reimbursing all the tax dollers they waste on the war on drugs and the other 135 billion they spend on illegals that shouldnt be in the country selling those drugs fucking lame Reply TheSwineButcher bastard October 10, 2019 You can live in Mexico for 1000 a month very nicely & smoke as much weed as you want fuck america's self rightous hipocracy do as we say not as we do fuckem Reply sunny robinson October 10, 2019 Trump supports this 😔 all day Reply vapid223 October 10, 2019 The police are supposed to serve and protect, not harass and take your house! Reply dannydaw59 October 10, 2019 If they're found to be innocent in court the property has to be returned correct? Reply Chase Brewer Sr. October 10, 2019 The beginnings of communist America. When they get our guns the blood shed begins soon after. Reply PatRiot October 10, 2019 Violence , murder, and corruption all go together. Nothing more than setting up an illegal market and collecting the spoils from that illegal market America is the most corrupt country on the planet- within and without Reply Fixer Upper October 10, 2019 Sounds shady. Reply Gas Fitter October 10, 2019 PIGS!!!!!! Reply Chris Pierce October 10, 2019 And they wonder why 70% of Americans fucking hate Cops Reply PhotoSmith Photography October 11, 2019 why focus on “dangerous” criminals when you can create “criminals” from people who have actual assets worth taking. If you care about law enforcement and your personal safety as well as the safety of helpless women & children’s then there is no way you should ever oppose this type of activity. If you so you are basically; no literally saying, you condone the rape and murder of little kids As well as that of unborn babies in mothers wombs because if the police aren’t allowed to do their jobs, then my friend they won’t be able to do their jobs. Need I say more?? Only a criminal with something to hide would stand in the way of allowing our protectors and those who sacrifice everything on a day to day basis selflessly, from getting the compensation and tools required in order for them to merely be able to survive and lay down their lives for all of you (which they do willingly with the utmost pride, honor, and compassion; whether you hate them or not, as long as they can protect and serve the people they are happy.) Realize that Every single Officer does in fact lay down their lives for you. Done do it literally when they sacrifice themselves and their life is cut short by the same people they serve; while the rest of these heroes lay down their lives by giving themselves completely to their jobs, to you. There lives are nothing short of martyrdom. Reply Today In Idiocracy October 11, 2019 Dirty ass pigs then they wonder why people hate them I personally can’t stand them and I let them know it when I have any interaction with them police reform is what we need and actually brave men and woman need to do this job not the cowards that hide behind the badge I have only ever met one good cop in my life and he treated me like a Human being not a animal so I gave him the same courtesy the rest of them can take there coward asses can get fucked I wouldn’t piss a fire out on them dirty thieves Reply Patrick Conners October 11, 2019 We are the government we are here to help. Reply Alex 10,000 October 11, 2019 lisa Torraco is awesome in bed. Reply richthekix October 11, 2019 America is the biggest shithole country in the world. Dont @ me. Reply Calvito Bonito October 11, 2019 America needs protection from the police 👮♀️ Reply Htx457 October 11, 2019 " I dont want to have to come in there, dont want to have to shoot your dog " fucking asshole. Reply saintonerism October 11, 2019 There is one goverment official who is responsible for continuing to break the forfeiture law. That's the person you have to prosecute. Who is he and why isn't he being held accountable? Reply Tiff G October 11, 2019 Pigs Reply SOUABNA FARID October 11, 2019 who's said that America is fighting drugs is an absolute liar Reply Max Zorin October 11, 2019 Its not the spending of RICO dollars that is the problem, it is the manner of the acqusition of those funds. Reply TheRealHowligan October 11, 2019 Issue can be solved by reducing civil forfeiture to criminal forfeiture. Property can only be seized if someone has been convicted of a crime. Reply Daniel Gregson October 11, 2019 I love this country with all my heart and soul. That's why I signed up to fight for it, against all enemies foreign and domestic. I hate what this country can do to the little man. I'm home now, and I hope I can be a peaceful part of the change I want to see, the change that will make our country truly great again. Who do we hold accountable when the municipality breaks the law? Reply $U!C!DAL GH0$T October 11, 2019 Gotta do what you gotta do to get that bread. Just the way it is, you can't get rid of it. Government is fucked up. Reply Ben October 11, 2019 I don't agree with the use of seized stuff or abuse of power but I do agree with knocking down the drug shit that is fucking our nation. This kind of stuff is so double-edged to the point where it's like everyones opinion is wrong. Reply jds hempfarm October 11, 2019 I am still looking for the bad guy that holds a gun to your head and forces you to take a drink of wine, smoke a joint, take a snort of Meth or Coke, or makes you pop a pill. Has anyone seen this bad guy? Reply akc October 11, 2019 If they are going to continue these disgusting practices, that forfeited cash needs to go back to the community which is being devastated by drugs. Theres a real issue to be addressed if police departments are becoming dependent on drug money. Reply Jason Brooks October 11, 2019 american law enforcement = the real scumbag criminals in the country!! Reply Jason Brooks October 12, 2019 tremendous amount of money!!. STEALING FROM ORDINARY WORKING CLASS PEOPLE, THAT ARE DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! and you wonder why people today, when they flip their lid, there's no going back for many of them!! Reply mopbrothers October 12, 2019 Police look more like bullies of the old days than law enforcement officers. They seem more like "organized" gangs. Reply nidal shehahadeh October 12, 2019 Small corruption brings on the large corruption ,911 and the unability to prosecute anyone is nothing more than an accumulation of small corruption in which they have everybody Shackled to a skeleton ,what we are seeing in this video is the symptom not the problem the problem is financial bankruptcy of the USA and moral bankruptcy of those who run the country ,I had just about every civil right that I am entitled to violated in the last 26 years and they have pushed me to the point where I have become a handicap crippled ,American law enforcement respect no law and honor no principle . Reply lue lunsford October 12, 2019 hide your shit !!!!!! these people are parrots Reply Zona Bot602 October 12, 2019 The reservations here in Arizona are taking advantage of this as we speak to make millions. They don’t recognize Medical marijuana laws so they just wait for u to cross thru and seize your shyt for literally a roach Reply Zona Bot602 October 12, 2019 How many Cops you think skim a little off the top lol Reply Zona Bot602 October 12, 2019 I got pulled over with $8910 in my pocket and was treated like a crime boss and they immediately did everything they could think of to find a reason to take my $. They tore my whole car up and found nothing. I was so pissed that I ended up going home instead of going to reup from my connect lmao 😂 😂 Joking Reply Ryan D. October 12, 2019 We could just legalize all drugs since we KNOW for a FACT that prohibition doesn't work. It actually makes things a lot worse. How many people do you see on the corner slinging alcohol? Exactly!! The Mob was a result of prohibition of alcohol, just like the Cartels are a result of drug prohibition.. Its pretty simple shit, but the powers that be care more about job security and profits than actually helping society… Reply David Carroll October 12, 2019 Their should be a policeman's , policing group and special laws and liberty group that has the same separate judicial group focused on finding corrupt individuals and groups . Reply Powda People October 12, 2019 They should use tha money to feed, house and school the homeless ..and give cuts to the taxpayers Reply Arthur Willis October 12, 2019 Here's my question if you don't consent to a search and they bring out the dogs and let him in the car is that not a search? Search by K9 illegal search. After all the dog is just an extension of the police officer. If you didn't give his consent to let the dog in the car that's an illegal search. Reply Arthur Willis October 12, 2019 But what about all the innocent people's money that you're stealing you have no proof of what the money is going for you don't know that person you don't know his life anyone can make up a story. When you pull over a car and ask them if they had money in the car and you're standing there with a gun on as far as I'm concerned that's armed robbery. If I did that to you that's what I would be charged with, sir you are not above the law and that goes for the federal government who has okay this law without the people's approval. Reply Arthur Willis October 12, 2019 You're a thief officer under color of law and you're in the wrong f*** you. Reply Sam Yaza October 13, 2019 They first get you conditioned to think its ok by doing it to those that are criminals. It's called the Hegelian Dialectic or problem action solution. This is what happens when people sit back and allow the violation of law by those who are supposed to uphold and abide by it. People sit back and allow it because its the bad guys they're doing it to. No one gets upset until they loose skin in a fight. When a violation of law/rules against government aka the constitution, is done, allowed, condoned and in some cases demanded, what people fail to see is the violation becomes precedent. A precedent that gets applied to everyone. Since they do it to a few people here and there, the vast majority of people will write it off as those people were probably doing something illegal. They'll say why would they be driving around with that much money anyways. Like its illegal to drive around with 5000 dollars. Reply SW H October 13, 2019 Sort of off-topic- All you tax-paying citizens of the US, why no uproar over a government agency that steals 59 million dollars PER DAY and in return you get some cartoons and very poorly done CGI, that would be NASA, you delusional space agency, got some news for you people, space is fake, we don't live on a magic spinning ball with water stuck to it flying through infinite space, it's all a lie. Reply Paul Miller October 13, 2019 Asset forfeiture my ass call it what it is …. Robbery Reply Mac Attack1003 October 13, 2019 Dirty motherfuckers!! Reply cazy October 13, 2019 Stay armed America. You never know when some shithead is going to try and take your stuff. Reply TerrySees 2019 October 13, 2019 Good luck trying to commit armed robbery on clean innocent law abiding people that will fight back even to the death. Reply Long Horn October 13, 2019 Yet the democrats like Beta O'Dourke, Fauxcahontas / Lieawatha Warren, Kameltoe Hairless, Feel'in da Bern, Saint Pete ButtGay say: Only the Police should have GUNS! Reply Thakiddx October 13, 2019 Corrupt asf Reply nickacelvn October 14, 2019 The big drug kingpins. Oh, you mean the CIA. The two most corrupt organisations on earth Governments and the church (and not necessarily always in that order) Reply Christopher N October 14, 2019 It seems like law enforcement has become corrupt these days. I don't trust them anymore. Not voting for anymore "police funding" type laws. Reply gatsby newman October 14, 2019 Subscribe now to my channel. Lots coming soon 2020 don't be left out. Reply John Rogers October 14, 2019 I wish they would seize your creepy clothes, your goofy yellow dyed hair style and your girlie earrings. Did you just get out of prison? Reply nickacelvn October 14, 2019 2 min …at that point everything gets seized they file for forfeiture and the law takes its course. So it's worth us taking their money, why? cos at that point they cant buy dope no more which is great for business because now they need to go out and commit more crime to survive which in turn keeps us employed. Yeah, it's great for law enforcement, one great big continuous circle of crime on both sides, but of course, we get paid for it and have "The law" on our side. It really is the "perfect con." Reply FreedomisntFree America October 14, 2019 I should might be concerned with this, but I obey the law! I respect the law enforcement! I know my rights! I know my local & state laws! I know the Constitution! If they cross the line, then that's when it's time to put your foot down, and stand up for your rights! Reply ras 47 October 14, 2019 The police are no different from the criminals you take drugs and money and put the drugs back on the street to catch more drug dealers AKA getting rid of your competition Reply BigPaPaRu October 14, 2019 Thuglyfe Reply Adam Dailey October 14, 2019 make the PD's donate RICO money to charity. Reply Fred Farley October 14, 2019 F#ck the Police! Reply 68stonecold October 14, 2019 I have my own law.Point,threaten MY FAMILY,PETS,PROPERTY with ANY GUN and or related VIOLENCE in ANY WAY SHAPE or OTHER…via a STOOPID POWER TRIPPING UGLY GOB…"SAY HELLO FUCKWIT[S]" to MY little FRIEND.YA DEAD.PLAIN and or SIMPLE!No matter WHO.It IS MY LIFE,MY LAW. Reply Bring me Peter pan October 14, 2019 I wonder how many more decades its going to take before we realize we need to rework drug laws in the form of legalization. Its funny, America always touts being country of freedom but yet you can't decide what you want to put in your body? It makes no sense. You can kill yourself with these drugs! Yeah no problem! But these ones, these ones over here, which some of them have real legitimate medicinal value… No you can't have those ones. Nope. Reply randy johnson October 14, 2019 CIVIL FORFEITURE IS ZIOMAFIA PIRACY..NOTHING CIVIL ABOUT ITNOTHING LEGAL OR MORAL ABOUT IT!! Reply Dirty Burger October 14, 2019 Well people you have a choice to live there or somewhere else. Reply Nate Hill October 15, 2019 Yeah that former narc doesn’t look like he squirreled a few million away… I’m sure he feels awful – lol what a crock Reply Mr. Tonka October 15, 2019 The county should have a specific board of trustees that is in control of the assets, and the officer should not get any cut in any way, except through the county board of voted trustees. Civil forfeiture is all black market money and it seems to be used that way. Reply Greg Caloia October 15, 2019 Unreal.. Reply Danny Creech October 15, 2019 Gangsters/Mobsters/Politicians with a badge and a gun Reply Houston October 15, 2019 Fucking pigs Reply RED_10R October 15, 2019 This is fucking bullshit Reply Cynthia grace October 15, 2019 DIRTY!! America should be a shame!!😠These selfish bastards are targeting, so they can take things for personal use, and profit! Reply mabatommy October 15, 2019 How can this be in America when the innocent suffer at the hands of our police force, is this now how the police operate. Reply Scott Adkins October 15, 2019 These shitstick cops are so tactically inept that i'm surprised they didn't shoot each other. Piss poor training. Reply Scott Adkins October 15, 2019 the lawyer at 14:41 looks like a real piece of shit… Reply Scott Adkins October 15, 2019 not only that…14 plants…too bad; they deserve to lose it all. they broke the law. Too bad, asshole. Reply Xenia Torres October 15, 2019 Cops are now doing what they went after mobsters for. It’s a shakedown I don’t care how blue they are! It’s an old fashion Italian mob style shake down under the guise of stopping drug dealers. So why is it they got drug dealers b4 but now it’s ordinary citizens WITH drug dealers? What will happen when this country goes cashless? Then what and I say then what because they won’t stop at taking money as shown here, they go to the house and the car and anything of value. It’s a business, has has more to do with profit than actually keeping communities safe. If anything it’s the perfect excuse to take what’s not theirs. Reply burt simmons October 15, 2019 Ballsack Reply Cow Boy October 15, 2019 Mr I'm sorry for your property maybe being taken.But even if the police Dept is strapped for cash.they have every right to forfeit your property .Sir you were growing marijuana in a garden it doesn't require a garden of marijuana for personal consumption.Furthermore you're to damned old to be smoking marijuana anyways. Reply torco1963 October 15, 2019 Cops=legalized gang's Reply Natalie October 15, 2019 They can’t get away with this, people need to speak the fuck up Reply Mike B October 15, 2019 Pennies from heaven that gets you a new toy….. wow Reply 1223 1223 October 15, 2019 One good thing about it you tyrants may take our money kill us lock us up but one day you will answer for all your wrong doing we all will face judgement one day would give anything to see your all’s day!!! Reply Julio Hernandez October 15, 2019 Can't believe you rats are alive. Reply A A October 15, 2019 2:30 "i don't wanna have to shoot your dog" man it's really easy to tell when these guys are lying for the camera. Reply Broo_sh October 15, 2019 what if you have win 50k in casino like a year ago and keep money in home and now you want to go buy something and police stop you and seize to money and you have no evidence at you have win those in casino what then Reply kaz kk October 15, 2019 This is a crime on the poor and middle class. This is the equivalent of repossession of homes and throwing ppl on the street. Reply kaz kk October 15, 2019 If all this money goes to any good use we could clean and reinvent who lot of things Reply kaz kk October 15, 2019 Some one should have the justice system completely remade from top to bottom. The concerned citizen who ratted them out should be shot Reply Andy Crowley October 15, 2019 Lmfao, and cops wonder why everyone hates them/shoots at them. The biggest racket goin is the dirty pigs. Reply Stan Second October 15, 2019 Hey, guys. Update from the future. Nothing has changed. The police are still the only legal gang and they will kill you if don't obey. Reply Jason White October 15, 2019 Nice . I think we need honest law abiding citizens to enforce the laws . But it seams like most are a bunch of criminals with badge's. They repeatedly break the laws they are hired to enforce and most get away with it. The fact that it was illegal for them to seise the assets means they committed felony grand Larsen as well as broke the seizure law.. I think they should all be convicted and sentenced like any other non officer would be. I'm sure there are better people available to enforce the law . Reply Luke October 15, 2019 First lawyer looks like (sorta) "Almost Better call Saul" Reply BeerGrills October 16, 2019 This is THEFT, plain and simple. Now we have politicians saying they want to do the same thing to law abiding citizens concerning guns. I thought we had a Bill of Rights in our Constitution? Reply A I October 16, 2019 2nd amendment! all these states seem to be run by democrats. Reply Brian Barney October 16, 2019 Just kill the scum pigs they are the enemy of law abiding citizens they all need to go we hold the power not them ! Wake up sheep fight ! Hang these scum in town square so all the real people can watch it Reply John long October 16, 2019 Change the law this is as stupid as it gets. Reply Jesse Miller October 16, 2019 If only the sheeple realize that throughout history till now the biggest enemy of the people has always been the governments. They would not be able to get away with this without their enforcers the immoral cowards the ORDERFOLLOWERS. Reply Wray Kimaru Leli October 16, 2019 Satanic state led by Legalized Satanic crimials…is that American DREAM? Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.