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Cops Seize College Kid’s Savings for No Reason: 5 Outrageous Cases of Asset Forfeiture

Police departments often abuse this power to grab all sorts of things — even from people who are never charged.

Asset forfeiture is a police procedure whereby local police departments can confiscate the property of Americans if they can make a case that the property is essential to criminal activity. You would think such power would be limited to items such as firearms or other dangerous materials, but police departments often abuse this power to grab all sorts of things — even from people who are never charged with a crime. Here are five crazy cases.

1. Seizing the Life Savings Of a 24-Year-Old: In 2014, a college student named Charles Clarke was traveling through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport when he was accused of having his bag smell like marijuana. Police then went on to seize the $11,000 found within it, accusing him of having done a drug deal to get the money. 13 different departments are now trying to gain control of the money seized from Clarke, although he was never convicted of a crime (there were no drugs in his bag).

2. Confiscating $75,000 From A Budding Restauranteur: A 55-year old Chinese American from Georgia was traveling in Alabama when police seized $75,000 he had raised from his relatives to open a new Chinese restaurant. After ten months of legal battles, he was able to get the money back, but he was set back by his own legal fees.

3. Taking Everything From A Cancer Patient: Police in Michigan busted into Thomas Williams’ home, accusing him of dealing marijuana – he wasn’t, but as a cancer patient, he was legally allowed to cultivate his own. Police took $11,000, his car, his shotgun, and other belongings and a year later he was still fighting to get them back.

4. Snatch And Grab From Poker Players: Two poker players driving in Iowa had $100,000 taken from them by Iowa police. The encounter with police led to one indictment for possessing drug paraphernalia. There was no hard and fast evidence that the money seized was at all related to any drug crime.

5. Decimating A Nail Salon Owner’s Life Savings: Vu Do, a man who owns two nail salons in New York City, had $44,000, his life savings, taken from himby the Drug Enforcement Agency while he was at JFK Airport. He had planned to take the money to California to help his family. He didn’t receive even a citation before having his money taken from him, which makes the government’s case that he may have been drug dealing all the more bizarre.

Abuses have become common enough to where two states have banned civil asset forfeiture altogether while the federal government has started to limit its own use of the procedure.                    /source/

If a group of civilians run into a home with guns at take what they want, it is armed burglary.
If a group of armed people with badges run into a home and take what they want, and maybe fill out a little bit of paperwork it is “civil forfeiture”.
It seems more and more the that police are acting as nothing more than the most well organized and armed gang in America. Besides the fact that they are killing us one by one on a daily basis, they are also stealing our money and property. It turns out those whom we should call when someone tryna kill or rob us, come on their own. They come to steal and kill. The police state is really scary shit.

#PoliceAbuse #FTP #WildCops

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3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds
A third "Alternative" prominent doctor from Florida was found murdered yesterday, raising many eyebrows in the Alternative Medicine Community.

Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.

Last week, members of the family set up a donation page “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play.”

In just one week, the page has already managed to raise over $25,000, many of those donations coming from former patients who were helped by Dr. Broadstreet’s controversial treatments.

Another death came on Fathers Day, June 21, when Dr. Bruce Hedendal DC Ph.D., of the Miami area, was found dead in his car with no explanation as to how it happened. As of right now, there are even fewer details about the circumstances surrounding Hedenal’s death as there are about the death of Broadstreet.

To make matters even more suspicious, both doctors have had run-ins with the feds due to their unconventional treatments, which had been known to help people. In fact, just weeks before his death Bradstreet’s office was raided by the FDA.

If two dead doctors in the same field, and same region of the country in such a short time span was not suspicious enough, Dr. Teresa Sievers, another natural health doctor from Florida, also died under mysterious circumstances earlier this week. According to Sievers’ website, she also specialized in holistic health treatments. She was allegedly murdered by an unknown attacker in an upscale neighborhood that experiences very little crime.

Each of these doctors were described as very healthy people with no major health problems, and no real reason for anyone to target them for murder, nor did they show any signs of depression.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/3-alternative-health-doctors-dead-run-ins-feds/#WJohQibSH36W2pK0.99