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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sheriff Says Seizing Money and Property from Innocent People Does Not Violate Their Rights

County Officials: Forfeiture Laws Don’t Violate Rights
Law enforcement is not violating people’s constitutional rights by seizing cash, cars or other property from those alleged to be drug dealers, Canadian County Sheriff Randall R. Edwards told a mostly conservative group Monday.


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Canadian County, OK — An Oklahoma sheriff issued a string of misleading statements on Monday while criticizing a bill that would reign in the state’s abuse of civil asset forfeiture. Canadian County Sheriff Randall R. Edwards suggested that there is no violation of constitutional rights when authorities seize cash and property over alleged drug offenses, even when the person is not convicted of a crime.
Edwards bluntly stated, “We’re not violating your Fourth Amendment rights” by seizing cash and property from alleged drug dealers, even when they are never convicted of a crime.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/oklahoma-sheriff-confiscating-money-property-innocent-people-violate-rights/#uCzeUZeIqUhK0W5t.99

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