Civil asset forfeiture laws allow police to seize — and then keep or sell — any property they allege is involved in a crime. Owners do not even need to be arrested or convicted of a crime for their cash, cars, or even real estate to be taken away permanently by the government. With his recent article entitled; When Cops Seize PropertyMichael Haugen – a staff writer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime campaign – addresses current trends and developments in police abuse of these civil asset forfeiture laws and what we can expect down the road.

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