Conor Friedersdorf – “DEA, Amtrak, and Civil-Asset Forfeiture” – The Atlantic

Land of the Free and home of the Brave. Yep.

“In a country in which police officers shoot and kill many more unarmed people than their analogues overseas, having the DEA hassle you and cost you $60 isn’t the biggest of law-enforcement abuses. It is, nevertheless, worth remembering that these sorts of incidents happen, because unlike misconduct that results in death or serious injury, relatively modest violations of rights like this often go unreported. Heuser didn’t complain to the DEA. ‘I’ve had my friends complain to the police before,’ he explained, ‘and they basically said, you better watch yourself pal.’”

via DEA, Amtrak, and Civil-Asset Forfeiture – The Atlantic.

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Conor Friedersdorf – “DEA, Amtrak, and Civil-Asset Forfeiture” – The Atlantic

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