Eric Holder, Hero of the Republic

I know. I'm stunned too.
State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday.
Now if we can just repeal the state laws that justify the same thing, we'll have made a real stride forward in protecting the people from the predatory aspects of the state.


Eric Blair said...

I've heard that this move is to spite local law enforcement for *whatever* reason the administration has decided to spite them for.

Can't be about justice, that's for sure.

Grim said...

"The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy -- no more, no less."

-Maxim 29

jaed said...

He's not saying the feds will no longer use civil forfeiture, just that they won't share the proceeds with local and state LE.

It's a step, because some state and local LE won't do it as much if they can't get $$$ from federal forfeiture, but it's a far cry from renunciation of civil forfeiture at the federal level. It's not about whether forfeiture will be used, it's just about who gets the money.

Grim said...

It's a start, at least.