This is literally Highway Robbery.

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Re: This is literally Highway Robbery.

Postby The Dharma Bum » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:18 pm

It is both sides who want to keep the status quo.


because it's fake, there aren't really two sides and democracy has been subverted
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Re: This is literally Highway Robbery.

Postby John Galt » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:22 pm

not really. republicans are all for military might being used on outsiders, not on citizens. the militarization of the police shows how much republicans and right wingers are right to say we need heavy amounts of arms to protect us from an abusive government. while republicans championed it at the time this forfeiture law was implemented, republicans are also the ones who keep on introducing bills to fix what was broken. sadly they don't go far enough even if it was passed.

in conjunction with plea bargaining the executive branch from federal on down has way too much power. even if the law says they can't get the money seized until the person whose money was seized is found "guilty": the police can still be motivated to make that happen for financial reward. working with prosecutors who don't bribe people with 5 dollars or anything improper like that but tell them they can get probation instead of the death penalty if they just implicate their buddy... the whole f**k system needs to be redone. the entire idea of forfeiture going to local and state police forces needs to be scrapped entirely, even if the person is found guilty. i'd rather the money be burned in a bonfire.
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Re: This is literally Highway Robbery.

Postby eynon81 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Philly2 wrote:Democrats are the party that say no one should have a gun except police. How you ever saw them as posturing themselves against excessive police power over ordinary citizens is beyond me.



boot-lickers exist extensively in both parties.


liberty lovers too.

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Re: This is literally Highway Robbery.

Postby Mr.Bill » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:27 pm

republicans are all for military might being used on outsiders, not on citizens.


I don't agree with that. The GOP plays both sides, yes they want civilians to arm themselves and have guns.. But they are usually very big on law and order and arming the police with anything or any law they need.

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