The new, reverse Robin Hoods
Cops legally steal in every state
Then they reap the spoils
The fancy, legal term is Civil Asset Forfeiture.
The simple term is theft.
You can also call it highway robbery – for that is exactly what it is.
Cops have the legal right to seize your assets – cash, car, even your home – on the flimsiest of suspicions.
You will not be charged with a crime, but you will never see your belongings again.
Then law enforcement agencies will split up the proceeds for themselves.
Most of their victims are poor, and minorities – the perfect choice, since they have limited means to fight back.
It’s as if the Sheriff of Nottingham is back. Where’s Robin Hood when you need him?