Watch John Oliver Slam Civil Forfeiture: ‘Legalized Robbery by Law Enforcement’

by Admin on October 8, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture, a tool of the Criminal Justice system, allows law enforcement officials to confiscate property and seize money from citizens who haven’t been convicted of a crime.

In HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver illuminates the corruption and abuse this law has bred in police departments across America.

The experienced trial attorneys at Chaninat and Leeds specialize in Thai personal injury laws and in representing Thai and international clients in civil and criminal cases.

In the video, Ezekiel Edwards, the director of the Criminal Law Reform Project, says that civil asset forfeiture is “legalized robbery by law enforcement.” Oliver quotes statistics from the Washington Post that highlight this concept, saying that since 9/11 police authorities have acquired over $2.5 billion through 62,000 cash seizures in cases where people were not charged with a crime.

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