Civil Asset Forfeiture – without a warrant, it’s theft, policing for profit
However, today police can act as judge and jury to seize personal property, accuse the property of being used in a crime, and confiscate valuable property, without charging anyone with a crime.
The property is considered guilty, without a trial. Today, this is happening in our country.
The person of whom the property was seized, has to hire a lawyer, and go to court to attempt to get their property back. This is un-American and un-Constitutional because it is considered guilty until proven innocent, instead of innocent until proven guilty. Police departments can use this as a funding mechanism for their budget. In my opinion, without a warrant, it’s theft. It’s policing for profit. We must restore our 5th amendment rights, and require a warrant for police to seize property.