I was telling my son about this crazy law that allows the police to take your money, your car, anything that you own as a result of the Civil Forfeiture Laws that the US now has. He knew nothing about it.
I had been hearing about horror stories concerning this new law. Basically, the police can take your assets and keep them if you are suspected of committing a crime. The key word here is "suspected." You do not need to be prosecuted or even arrested! More info is contained in the links on the right. Check it out. It is bizarre.
Under Civil Forfeiture laws, the govt. actually sues your posessions and not you. I know, it sounds crazy but they have collected billions of dollars for the past 25 or so years using this law.