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10 December 2010

Another Example of Property Seizure Abuse by the Police

Short version: police take money ($190,000, their life savings) from two brothers who remodel homes, they suspect that the brothers are drug dealers, no evidence is found, drug-sniffing dog can't find any evidence, no charges brought, police refuse to give the money back, court demands they give it back, city and police refuse. Sounds fair. (rolls eyes)

2 comments:

Hez said...

You can refuse a court order? So, could I theoretically refuse to be tried in court or accept a sentence?

Joshua Richardson said...

Municipalities can refuse court orders until a power larger than them enforces it. Usually it has to go to a higher court with a threat of incarceration of certain leaders of the municipality. I mean, if you're the police and the judge says to return the money, who's gonna arrest you if you don't? The judge has to appeal to a court above them which can bring a higher law enforcement body into play. If YOU refuse a court order, the court just has the police send you to jail. Municipalities have privileges that you and I don't enjoy.