Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Further demonstration why asset forfeiture is nothing more than theft under color of law

For eight years, Michiganders Gerald and Royetta Ostipow have been fighting the seizure and forfeiture of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of their property.

Last month they prevailed when a judge ordered the return of virtually everything that had been taken from them. But the Ostipows’ victory was short-lived, for they soon discovered that the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office had sold their property years ago, while their forfeiture case was still being actively litigated.
Seems to me the Sheriff's Office committed at least one felony here.  And ought to be prosecuted for it.

Yes, yes, history and all that, but how does it taste?

“You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels,” he told member of Congress. “We are honest people and … whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done.”
A: Maybe 'we' are not weasels, but some of you damn sure are.
B: Some are honest people; not you, you bastard.
C: ...this was done the way you want it to be done.  In a pigs ass it was, you corrupt clown.

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