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Lawsuit Filed Over Asset Forfeitures (Texas)

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Mousey, Mar 19, 2009.

    Mar 19, 2009
  1. Mousey

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    I haven't had time to double check this, but if true... this is the kind of thing that makes me so mad I could spit.

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    Posted on: March 19, 2009 9:09 AM, by Ed Brayton

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the tiny town of Tenaha, Texas, where they've been stopping motorists like crazy and seizing cash and property with very few being charged with any crime. A class action suit has now been filed over it.

    You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you're African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it--at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables.
    That's because the police here allegedly have found a way to strip motorists, many of them black, of their property without ever charging them with a crime. Instead they offer out-of-towners a grim choice: voluntarily sign over your belongings to the town, or face felony charges of money laundering or other serious crimes.


    The scam here is breathtaking:

    More than 140 people reluctantly accepted that deal from ...
     
  2. Mar 19, 2009
  3. winbig

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    Wow this is one town that should be taken off the ()*!@#$!@ map. Why? The whole damn city is corrupt...you know the mayor and other officials were in on it, of course....
     

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