It’s California Vs. Sessions On Police Seizures Of Cash, Property



By Stephen Frank

I am a supporter of asset forfeiture.  I am not a supporter of the Federal rules on this issue.

“California only lets state and local law enforcement agencies keep what they seize if the owner is found guilty. But police have found a way around that rule by working with federal agencies.

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year sought to close that loophole.

But under a recent directive from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it’s now easier for law enforcement agencies to keep what they seize without charging the owner – let alone convicting them.

So does that take precedence over the California law?”

I have no problem with taking the assets of convicted criminals to pay back those they have harmed and for the cost of their incarceration.  But, they must be tried and convicted, not merely thought to be a criminal.  This is very unusual—I support the Jerry Brown position and oppose the Sessions regulations.

Related article: It’s California Vs. Sessions On Police Seizures Of Cash, Property

Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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Citizen Reporter

Well, I am a supporter of the 5th Amendment, which is in conflict with “asset forfeiture” without DUE PROCESS.