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How is it possible for the police to seize your money without even charging you for a crime?

Posted By Levi

May 12th, 2015 8:58pm

This is just unbelievable. But it happens all the time. In America, people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Yet the law allows police to take away your money or property without even charging you with a crime.  Here is how the Washington Post describes what happened to this guy. Joseph Rivers was hoping to hit it big. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the aspiring businessman from just outside of Detroit had pulled together $16,000 in seed money to fulfill a lifetime dream of starting a music video company. Last month, Rivers took the first step in that voyage, saying goodbye to the family and friends who had supported him at home and boarding an Amtrak train headed for Los Angeles. He never made it. From the Albuquerque Journal: A DEA agent boarded the train at the Albuquerque Amtrak station and began asking various passengers, including Rivers, where they were going and why. When Rivers replied that he was headed to LA to make a music video, the agent asked to s Read More