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Mission Creep In Thugville: TSA Tweets Photo Of Passenger's Cash-Filled Bag, Tips Off Another Govt Agency To Come Steal It

By Amy Alkon donkeyrock shared this story from Advice Goddess Blog. Mission Creep In Thugville: TSA Tweets Photo Of Passenger’s Cash-Filled Bag, Tips Off Another Govt Agency To Come Steal It Christopher Ingraham writes in the WaPo about the TSA … Continue reading

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Welcome To Kafkaville: IRS Jumps On Forfeiture Bandwagon, Seizing Your Money With No Proof Of Crime

By Amy Alkon donkeyrock shared this story from Advice Goddess Blog. Welcome To Kafkaville: IRS Jumps On Forfeiture Bandwagon, Seizing Your Money With No Proof Of Crime The U.S. has turned into a country I don’t recognize, where civil liberties … Continue reading

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The Fed on 9/11

By Alex Tabarrok donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. Daily Kos has an excellent, long-read from Arliss Bunny on the FED’s actions around 9/11 to keep the financial system afloat: [Roger] Ferguson, considered a deliberative and thoughtful man by … Continue reading

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"Your Property Is Guilty Until You Prove It Innocent"

By Amy Alkon donkeyrock shared this story from Advice Goddess Blog. “Your Property Is Guilty Until You Prove It Innocent” More on the civil asset forfeiture scam the Institute for Justice is fighting in Federal Court. This is a very … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collects almost $6 million in revenue from forfeiture. According to data collected by the Institute … Continue reading

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