Grand Theft Chicago: Uncivil Forfeiture

Illinois cities have financial problems. So, as a partial solution, they turn to armed robbery. The governments of America have long used “civil forfeiture” laws to steal people’s cash and property. And no criminal charges are needed!

In and around Chicago they’ve ramped up the efforts lately, impounding private cars. Frequently for nothing. The people pay astronomical fees to get them back.

 

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