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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

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse

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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

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    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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