Cops Are No Better Than Criminals

Ever hear of asset forfeiture?  Probably not.  But the odds are that you will.  The day may come when you discover that local or federal law enforcement have confiscated your car or house even though you’ve not committed any crime.  It’s called asset forfeiture and it describes a whole range of laws which permit cops to take and to keep a citizen’s property without warrants or other judicial proceedings.  This explains how local police get to use Mercedes and Jags as cop cars.  The line between the good guys and the bad guys is completely blurred.  Bob has been following this issue for years and swapped horror stories with Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs in this episode.  After the show you’ll be asking “Who can you trust?”