Its about time a law was on the books that states police can't take a person's property for no reason. If no crime has happened police should not take someone's property. When it is a a case of mistaken identity, the person who is wronged should be refunded the tow, impound and other expenses. Why should I pay for your mistake? Reminds me of kings taking what they want because they can.
With all our liberties being shredded, I wonder if this bill will be considered. The forfeitures come courtesy of what the city calls the "Morality Squad." Interesting how those enforcing morals are choosing to ignore them. Ahem stealing. What a bunch of idiots the Moronity Squad employ. Taking a vehicle from a guy who just talks to a planted prostitute. So if I ask directions from a prostitute the police can take my car? Why? It' s the law, BS!
It is a good idea, however I can see some police inventing citations just so they can protect their butts when they are in the wrong. Some may use it as a blank check to go after whatever property they want. This law should also protect a person' s bank accounts and land. I have heard of at least one time a person was wrongfully accused, his accounts were frozen or seized and his house was taken. How do I hire a lawyer to defend myself if all my money is taken? http://detnews.com/article/20100214/METRO/2140309/State-lawmakers-w...
State lawmakers work on bills to limit property seizures by police
George Hunter / The Detroit News