Law Enforcement and Lobbyists Battle Over Need for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs | Comments

As is so often the case, to find the problem, follow the money. Washington D C and seven states have  realized the gross injustice in these asset forfeiture laws and have greatly improved them.  Since 2014, more than 29 states have enacted laws limiting asset forfeiture or making the civil asset forfeiture process more transparent. Most states continue to review them or have legislation pending. Why? Because as the “war on drugs”...

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Former Marine Sues over Illegal Strip Search. Incident is on Video

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

Unfortunately, this happens every day in America. See the article: What you can DO About Out of Control Police. Here. they “messed with the wrong Marine”! Excerpts from the Article: A former Marine has sued the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, saying deputies “humiliated, degraded and dehumanized” her when they dragged her into a cell and forcibly stripped her naked after she was arrested on suspicion of DUI two years ago. In a...

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Eleventh Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity to Florida Cop Who Seized iPhone from Accident Bystander – You CAN Film Cops – kra

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

This is just another reminder that you CAN film police, as long as you do not interfere with their official duties. This article discusses search and seizure law and qualified immunity for police. Excerpts from the Article: On April 2, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Crocker v. Beatty[i], in which the court examined whether a deputy sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity when he seized the cell phone of a bystander who...

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Greene County held back newsletters, other items from jail inmates. Why it’s now paying for it.

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

God Bless the litigation team at PLN’s parent organization, HRDC!  Now they need to win their much bigger case with the same issues in Florida! Just look at the BULLSHIT  spouted by D O C personnel: according to Major Kirk Keller, Greene County’s jail administrator. Keller said HRDC’s correspondences with inmates were prevented out of safety concerns, in part because there were staples in some of the literature. “Staples are often used in...

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High court likely to say states can’t levy excessive fines

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

This could be of tremendous importance, given the number of seizures by police in recent years. Did you know that in 2014 the police “stole”* more cash and property than was taken in all reported burglaries combined!? The bottom line for the whole system is that courts and the law should be FAIR.  Now it seems the Court will add the “Excessive Fines” to the Due Process clause of the Constitution to (there’s more...

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