Tell your reps: fight civil asset forfeiture!
Of all the screwed-up aspects of our criminal justice system, civil asset forfeiture may be the worst. This insane policy lets law enforcement seize the property of people accused of crimes and then sell it for a profit. Worst of all, this legalized theft was just expanded by Jeff Sessions.
The good news is that a few members of Congress want to do something about it. The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act has been introduced in the House and Senate and has already drawn bipartisan support. This bill would make it significantly harder for the government to seize property, and would prevent federal agencies from pocketing the profits.
It’s rare for a bill to have truly bipartisan support—this one does. Let’s do our part in getting the rest of Congress to join the fight. Tell your reps: support the FAIR Act!
Let’s stop law enforcement from stealing people’s property.