Time to put brakes on civil forfeiture law

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July 28, 2017

Here’s a clip from Ronald Fraser’s opinion article on Civil Asset Forfieture: By giving police officers a huge financial incentive to aggressively target forfeitable assets, rather than pursue justice, the feds invite property rights abuse. What to do? According to the Institute for Justice, a Washington-based public-interest law firm, Pennsylvania lawmakers should follow the lead Read the full article…

Ending Nebraska’s property forfeiture scam

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June 24, 2017

Ronald Frasher, Ph.D., writes on public policy issues for the DKT Liberty Project, and recently wrote the following for the Kerney Hub: “Ending Nebraska’s property forfeiture scam.”  Here’s a clip: In response to mounting cases of private property abuse, Nebraska lawmakers are determined to end state and local law enforcement’s addition to a lucrative federal Read the full article…

VICTORY FOR THE FRIENDLY MARKET IN OKLAHOMA!

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June 23, 2017

After three trials supported by the DKT Liberty Project, prosecutors drop all charges  From the Washington Post: An Oklahoma prosecutor dropped drug-related charges Monday against the owner of a now-closed pipe shop in Norman and a store clerk after previous trials on similar charges ended in acquittals and a hung jury. “It is a surprise Read the full article…

Prosecution of Oklahoma pipe shop leaves residents perplexed

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From Sean Murphy at the Associated Press: While other states across the nation are easing penalties for marijuana use or legalizing the drug altogether, Norman police and its Republican district attorney are taking the opposite tack: pursuing criminal charges against the now-shuttered Friendly Market shop owner Robert Cox and several of his clerks for selling glass Read the full article…

Coming Up…

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May 3, 2017

Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers’ new book — Welfare for the Rich; How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires’ Pockets — is now under way. This book will do two things: It will show how tax payments from millions of middle-class and poor people flow to much wealthier Americans who clearly do not need and should Read the full article…

NY Police Seize – – and Keep – – $ Millions from Low-Income People

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April 14, 2017

DKT Liberty Project Partners with The Bronx Defenders to Stop Abusive and Unconstitutional Practices.  New York police arrest hundreds of thousands of people each year, seizing cash, phones, and other personal property in most of these arrests.  Now, the DKT Liberty Project and the Bronx Defenders are fighting back.  With over 250 advocates and attorneys on Read the full article…

DKT Liberty Project and Jenner & Block Partner to Provide Lawyers for Immigrants at Detention Center

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April 12, 2017

The DKT Liberty Project is partnering with a law firm, Jenner & Block, on a new project aimed at providing crucial legal representation to detained immigrants.  Throughout the United States, more than 40,000 immigrants are jailed while facing deportation proceedings, and the clear majority – approximately 86% of them — do not have a lawyer. Read the full article…