The only difference between this type of “law enforcement” and the common criminal is that these evil, cowardly bastards hide behind a badge. One day they will swing gently from lamp posts all over the land. — jtl, 419
But the Lopeses are only one example out of millions. In the year their home was confiscated by police for a minor, four-year-old drug charge, $644 million in assets were seized. In 2018 alone, the Treasury Department’s Forfeiture Fund saw nearly $1.4 billion in deposits.
by Chris Calton via the Mises Wire
In 1991, Maui police officers showed up at the home of Frances and Joseph Lopes. One officer showed his badge and said, “Let’s go into the house, and we will explain things to you.” Once he was inside, the explanation was simple: “We’re taking the house.”
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