You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture.
That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime.
Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards.
It's called an ERAD, or Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine, and state police began using 16 of them last month.
Ain't it just bloody wonderful?
And hey, Lt. Vincent:
you can prove can prove that you have a legitimate reason to have that
money it will be given back to you. And we've done that in the past,"
Vincent said about any money seized.
Since when the HELL are we supposed to have to PROVE something like that to get our property back? 4th Amendment? Constitution? Any of that ring a bell, or have you forgotten about it?