If you don't know what "Civil Asset Forfeiture" is, you should!
I grew up in San Diego. Corruption in the police force was something I was familiar with when i traveled across the border in to Mexico. I have been the victim of a police shakedown and have spent time in Jail because i didn't have the means to pay off the officer... It can be frightening. There is no recourse; no law.
Unfortunately this corruption has crossed our borders, and the corruption is spreading.
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