Justin Amash wants to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture.

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Look. It started out as a good idea. The Good Idea Fairy came along and popped some politico on the head and BAM! Civil Asset Forfeiture was born. It didn’t take long to become a perversion of justice and a legal State backed scam designed to steal from the citizen for the profit of local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

The problem is that it was created in support of the War On Drugs. The War on Drugs is a lie. It is based on Nixonian lies and bigotry. Nixon wanted a way to target his enemies whom he characterized as “Niggers, Spics and Hippies.” Drugs was his path to doing that. He would use the Drug War to strike at his enemies. Of course, he targeted the drug of choice of the poor and middle class — marijuana.

Prior to Nixon lies that created the war on drugs, there was the Corporate War on Hemp. They lied about the effects of marijuana in order to get Hemp outlawed. Hemp had no THC but it was added to all of the bills because it was in the same family. Hemp is an amazing plant. It could replace paper as well as many products made with petro-chemicals. Dupont and other Corporations could not have that. They wanted those Big Oil Profits and the Lumber industry wasn’t going to lose money to hemp either. The first “war on drugs” was born out of that. Big Chem bribed and lied congress into passing anti-marijuana legislation.

100 years later, the lies that created the initial war on drugs combined with the Nixonian enemies list produced war on drugs is still destroying American lives as well as lives across the world.

The US has sent out its messianic missionaries in the INS and DEA to force, bribe and otherwise cajole most of the world into joining the farcical, windmill tilting War On Drugs. Billions and Billions have been spent to stop drug use with the result that more people are using “illicit” drugs than ever before.

The War On Drugs is a huge…no, a YUGE waste of time, effort and resources.

This is where Civil Asset Forfeiture comes into the picture.

The Feds decided that they could take the property of “Drug pushers.” They’d do so based on suspicion alone. No warrant necessary. No due process necessary. They could and do take the property of American Citizens and others within the United States whilst wiping their feet on the US Constitution which is supposed to protect against such unlawful and extra-constitutional seizures. The Fed doesn’t care.

They used Civil Asset Forfeiture to bribe local yokels and large cities into going along with it by “profit sharing” the property, cash and other possessions of the people from whom they extra-legally seized these items.

Local Cops went along because they got cool toys and trips to the Bahamas and end of year bonuses and pay raises. The beauty of Civil Asset Forfeiture for Law Enforcement is that the law states that your property only has to be SUSPECTED of being used or gained in association with Drug Crimes. No proof necessary. Any Police Officer can make a claim. They can take your property. The burden of proof is on you. You must travel to special courts set up for Civil Asset Forfeiture alone. You must spend thousands of dollars to prove that the seized items were lawfully gained and possessed. There is no presumption of innocence until proven guilty. In these cases, your property is guilty until you spend thousands to prove that it was innocent. This is criminal behavior of the State. This is the act of a Police State. This is what I would expect in China, Saudi Arabia or the Soviet Union. I would never expect this kind of criminal behavior out of the United States of America where we are told that we are a Nation of Laws.

You can google all of this. It is right there in black and white.

In the meantime, during the whole of the War On Drugs, the CIA has been using the very people who import drugs into the United States and the Drug Profits from those sales to fund covert operations in places like El Salvador, Iran, Honduras, Panama and Afghanistan. (All available on Google if you want to read about it.) A number of good, well researched books have been published about this. A number of good people have been destroyed for writing about this.

Civil Asset Forfeiture is unconstitutional. It is a crime against Liberty. It is nothing more than Highway Robbery with the Police wearing the Black Hats.

If Justin Amash wishes to abolish it, I am 100% with him.

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A Special Class of Citizen Above and Beyond the Law

<> on December 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 01: A Chicago police badge hangs in front of the City of Chicago Public Safety Headquarters on December 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Following public outcry over the way police handled the shooting death of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced he had fired Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy. McCarthy, Emanuel and Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez have been accused of trying to cover up the shooting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What of immoral laws and legislated criminality?

Does it matter that our Politicians use Police Forces to enforce laws that are based on laws and our Citizens are thereby falsely made criminal?

It is said that every Citizen in the United States unknowingly violates up to three laws per day. Simply because the Representatives whom we have elected have been corrupted by Corporations.

We care not for this.

A woman goes to prison for saving the life of her child. You find this moral.

We have no sympathy for the plight of this woman and other Citizens like her.

We care not that Law Enforcers have qualified immunity and have used it to get away with murder in incidents involving your fellow Citizens. We care not that Law Enforcers have used Civil Asset Forfeiture to unjustly and extra-Constitutionally pillaged and plundered your fellow Citizens.

We care not that marijuana was used deceptively to outlaw hemp in order that Corporations such as Dupont Chemicals can maximize profits whilst the State imprisons shiny-badges-dontmillions and uses them as slave labor for other Corporations such as UniCorp?

We care not that Richard Nixon used the “Justice” system to target his enemies whom he labeled hippies, spics and niggers in order to quell dissent against the evil that was the war in Vietnam?

These immoral acts that have resulted in the criminalizing of mine and your fellow Citizens give you no pause?

Truly?

Are we simply in denial of these realities?

One can research all of these issues easily on the World Wide Web.

One can read about the militarization of our Police forces that began under Bush and was furthered by Clinton, Bush Jr and Obama that has resulted in a completely negated purpose of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Many of those whom we would call criminal are simply victims of a corrupt and immoral Justice system that has been perverted by our Politicians and the behest and to the benefit of Corporations.

It has been known for decades that marijuana can heal those who are afflicted with epilepsy. It has been known for decades that marijuana can help with brain trauma. It has been known for decades that marijuana has properties that can help to and in some cases aid in the actual curing of cancer.

Yet, there is no profit in a plant that grows in nature.

We now have synthetic marijuana. For the first time in the history of human use of marijuana, we have had overdoses.

Why? Because of the immoral, deceptive drug war. That selfsame drug war that has resulted in the incarceration of millions of non-violent Citizens for victimless crimes conjured by the State at the behest of Corporations.

At what point do we stop and think.

In Ferguson, arrest warrants were issued for simple misdemeanors. These arrest warrants resulted in loss of life, destruction of property and much damage in the relationship between the Law Enforcers and the Community. These activities resulted directly in the protests and violence after the shooting of Michael Brown.

I care not that Brown attacked the Cop. I care that a Police shot a Citizen and killed him. That is tantamount to extra-judicial punishment. It was a death sentence for the simple crime of jaywalking and daring to stand up to injustice within a community.

At what point do we question the activities of our Law Enforcers and our Politicians?

Do we never question the State? If it is not right to question the State, how, then, are we a free people.

Police are enforces of law. Police are tools of the State. They are not honorable heroes who are acting selflessly. Especially not in this age wherein we have Police treated as a Special Class of Citizen who are above the law. Qualified immunity gives Police a license to kill. Police are taught in special seminars to shoot first and ask questions later. Police are told to state “I was in fear for my life” any time they are involved in a shooting.

Others may worship these Special Citizens. I do not. I see that they are The State and the State should never be worshiped but always questioned.

One must wake up…before it is too late.

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An Open Letter to the American Police

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The Police are an arm of the State.

They are enforcers of Law.

As such, the People should always have the benefit of the doubt. This is part of the reason that we broke off from England.

What you seem to want is for the Police to be beyond reproach. You want obedience. Immediate acquiescence to Police Authority.

Is that the America which you really want?

A people who obey without thought. A people who are so cowed by authority that they think not at all and simply obey commands from perceived authority.

That sounds a lot like the Soviet Union or Saudi Arabia. That does not sound like America.

When the Police can do as they please and violate the Constitution with impunity, we are all slaves.

Already, the Fourth Amendment is all but meaningless.

Police enforce laws that are immoral and based on proven lies and propaganda.

If being anti-Police means that I question their word over that of the People of the United States, then, by all means, call me anti-Police. I will always be thus.

I am for Liberty.

Liberty is impossible without hard restraints on the State Police Forces.

Police already have Qualified Immunity. Police have Civil Asset Forfeiture. Police have Unions which make them unaccountable to the People.

This is not Liberty.

Police should always be accountable to the People. They should not be above the law.

I can’t believe that these beliefs are being espoused in America.

Ben Franklin said that it is better that 100 guilty men go free than One Innocent be imprisoned. American Police today seem to believe the opposite.

In America today, we have innocents in prison because our Justice system is stacked against the Citizen. We have hundreds of thousands of Citizens in prison for nothing more than smoking a plant.

This is not Liberty. This is tyranny.

Police should always be questioned for they are an arm of the State. Traditionally, they are one of the first organizations of the State to be used AGAINST the people.

And do not say that you would not allow this to happen because it has and is occurring as I type this.

The War On Drugs is nothing more than a War on Liberty. It was conceived as such and it will always be so. When Nixon put the American Drug Policy and created the forerunner to the DEA, he did so to target his enemies on the Left whom he characterized as “hippies, niggers and spics.”

That is the origin of drug prohibition. The marijuana policy of the Federal Government was created on a foundation of lies. Lies that have been exposed to the light of day and still the Police want to prosecute this lunatic war on a plant that grows wild in nature.

This is one of the few areas on which I can agree with Obama. The American Police are out of control. Most enforcement of law is centered on revenue raising. Police aren’t out there protecting and serving the people. They are raising revenue for the State. They are raising revenue to pay their salaries and to fund all of the cool toys of war that they now use against the People of the United States of America.

Murders go unsolved so that Police can waste millions of dollars burning marijuana plants and arrest 16 year olds for possession of a few ounces of weed.

Police in America should be ashamed of themselves.

Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
QUOTATION: That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.
ATTRIBUTION: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, letter to Benjamin Vaughan, March 14, 1785.—The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Albert H. Smyth, vol. 9, p. 293 (1906).

He was echoing Voltaire, “that generous Maxim, that ’tis much more Prudence to acquit two Persons, tho’ actually guilty, than to pass Sentence of Condemnation on one that is virtuous and innocent.—Zadig, chapter 6, p. 53 (1749, reprinted 1974).

Sir William Blackstone, in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 4, chapter 27, p. 358 (1783, reprinted 1978), says, “For the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.”