This Video Of Nevada Highway Patrol Seizing This Guy’s Life Savings Is A Perfect Distillation Of Everything Wrong With America’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Back in February, Stephen Lara was driving to see his daughters in Northern California, carrying $87,000 in tow, when he was pulled over by Nevada Highway Patrol. He wasn’t charged with a crime, but because they claimed a drug-sniffing dog smelled something on the cash, they seized all of his money. Here’s the insane footage of his ordeal.

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