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Civil Assets Forfeiture " Civil asset forfeiture has allowed police to view all of America as some giant national K- Mart, where prices are not just lower, but non-existent — a sort of law enforcement 'pick- and-don't-pay.'" —U.S. Representative Henry Hyde This quote is the perfect example of how Civil asset forfeiture has afflicted America and It is for this reason that my partner and I stand firmly resolved that the United States Federal Government should substantially reform their revenue generation policies. In order to give some clarity within the round we provide the following definitions: Reform- to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses from Merriam Webster dictionary Revenue- The income of a government from taxation, excise duties,customs, or other sources, appropriated to the payment of the public expenses. from Dictionary.com Policies- a course of action adopted and pursued by a government,ruler, political party, etc from Dictionary.com Substantially- of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, from dictionary.com Background: Civil asset forfeiture From An Exploratory Analysis of Federal Litigation in the United States Challenging Asset Forfeiture By Shaun L. Gabbidon, George E. Higgins, Favian Martin, Matthew Nelson and Jimmy Brown “Asset forfeiture, the lawful transfer of an individuals property to the government, is one of the most controversial practices in the American criminal justice system. The
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  • Spring '18
  • Kaitlyn Laczko
  • Law, Criminal Justice, United States Federal Government, Asset forfeiture, Civil Assets Forfeiture

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