The National Motorists Association has, for some years now, been fighting to protect motorists from abusive Civil Asset Forfeiture laws. For those unaware of how this abuse of the public’s trust operates, Civil Asset Forfeiture allows police departments to seize assets such as cash, vehicles, houses and other valuables simply on the allegation that those assets […]
37 Blog Posts From the Civil Asset Forfeiture Tag
NMA E-Newsletter #735: Walberg, Raskin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws
Asset Forfeiture Reporting Obscures Facts and Undermines Transparency
By Clay Wirestone, a guest columnist for the Kansas Reflector Editor’s Note: The Kansas Reflector recently investigated Kansas’ new database for civil asset forfeiture and found many irregularities. Even though this piece is Kansas-focused, the type of issues Wirestone describes, particularly the lack of accountability and transparency, are traits shared by CAF programs in many other states. […]
Civil Asset Forfeiture in Indiana Goes Beyond Policing for Profit: NMA E-Newsletter #701
Initially created to take down drug lords, civil asset forfeiture has morphed into an excuse by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to confiscate cash and other property regardless of whether a person is charged with a crime. The Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled that the government must prove it is ‘entitled’ to keep […]
Asset Forfeiture Reporting Obscures Facts and Undermines Transparency: NMA E-Newsletter #695
By Clay Wirestone, a guest columnist for the Kansas Reflector Editor’s Note: The Kansas Reflector recently investigated Kansas’ new database for civil asset forfeiture and found many irregularities. Even though this piece is Kansas-focused, the type of issues Wirestone describes, particularly the lack of accountability and transparency, are traits shared by CAF programs in many […]
What’s Up with Philly?
By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared as the cover story in the Winter 2022 Edition of the National Motorists Association’s quarterly magazine Driving Freedoms. If you would like to receive our magazine, please become a member of the NMA today! The City of Brotherly Love seems anything but when […]
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