Lee Fang writes:
Law enforcement lobbyists back the nomination of Jeff Sessions as attorney general in part because they want to seize more cash and property from criminal suspects and they want military hardware.
The Major County Sheriffs’ Association, a lobby group representing elected sheriffs, wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee to endorse Sessions as a “uniquely qualified candidate” in part on account of his views on issues including military surplus equipment and asset forfeiture. Jonathan Thompson, the chief executive of the National Sheriffs Association, was even more blunt: Sessions “understands the importance of the 1033 Program that provides excess, protective resources and equipment law enforcement needs to carry out their Thompson wrote, strongly endorsing the Alabama senator’s nomination...
Despite relatively small-scale reforms, the changes have enraged law enforcement lobbyists, who now are hoping that Sessions will take a new approach. Sessions has spoke out in defense of asset forfeiture, and is believed to share Trump’s support of the 1033 program.duty.”
This is a step in the direction of totalitarianism, plain and simple.