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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Lick The Boot — School shuts down after cops get mad over student project about “V for Vendetta”

Katey O’Connor, a teacher at Muncie Central High School, had her students read V for Vendetta, the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and create some posters reflecting on how the ideological mission of the eponymous V from the book might relate to current real-life social conditions.
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Police Turn on Hidden Cameras, Turn Off Fourth Amendment

If neighbors surrounded your home with spy cameras and monitored all your comings and goings for 18 months, you might call it stalking or something worse. Yet that’s what the police did to Travis Tuggle without a warrant. His attorneys are seeking U.S. Supreme Court review. Joshua Windham and Daryl James with the Institute for Justice look at constitutional issues.
— Read on news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/police-turn-on-hidden-cameras-turn-off-fourth-amendment