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Donald Trump Casually Threatens To 'Destroy' The Career Of State Lawmaker

Donald Trump Casually Threatens To 'Destroy' The Career Of State Lawmaker

"We'll destroy his career", the president deadpanned, to laughter. Eavenson never did give up the lawmakers name, and added the President was simply making a point. The way a ton of asset forfeiture works is that the cops, or a prosecutor, or somebody else takes your stuff, claiming that it's connected to some sort of illegal activity.

In 2014, the Treasury and Justice departments snatched up $5 billion in seized assets, according to the Institute for Justice.

Civil-asset forfeiture, which often doesn't require any sort of criminal charge, is big bucks. In 2014, for instance, Oklahoma police took $53,000 in cash from the manager of a Burmese Christian band because they didn't like his explanation for why it was in his vehicle.

A 2015 ACLU investigation found that Philadelphia police routinely seized what amounted to "pocket change" from some of the city's poorest residents. However, the asset forfeiture bills I have authored and co-authored will not interfere with our law enforcement agencies' ability to do their jobs. He complained about asset forfeiture rules, which at the moment allow police to seize the cash and property of people they think have committed a crime - without them actually needing to be convicted of anything. They have said the seizures help deter crime.

Law enforcement officials, however, have largely been supportive of Trump and his pledges to empower police. "Some people with the wrong intentions", he said. The exchange happened at a White House meeting. In the Lone Star State, $41.5 million per year on average is fed into county law enforcement budgets through civil forfeitures. The sheriff seemed unclear who she was. In December, Texas state Sen.

Konni Burton, Texas ObserverThe Texas state senator referred to in the video above appears to be Konni Burton of Colleyville. He was not immediately available for comment. Eavenson will become president of the National Sheriff's Association in June, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Law enforcement officials have generally opposed these types of laws, since they can profit off selling assets, like a auto or real estate, or simply hold on to any hard cash they seize.

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