Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sessions Greenlights Police to Seize Cash, Property From People Suspected of Crimes But Not Charged

There have been many bad choices and personnel decisions made by President Trump, but arguably the worst is the choosing of Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice as attorney general of the United States.

Sessions has the most horrific totalitarian instincts of anyone in the White House.

This is the latest from the Washington Post:
The Justice Department announced a new federal policy Wednesday to help state and local police take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, reversing an Obama administration rule prompted by past abuse by police.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said the Justice Department will include more safeguards to prevent the kind of problems that have been documented in the past. Police departments will be required to provide details to the Justice Department about probable cause for seizures, and federal officials will have to more quickly inform property owners about their rights and the status of the seizures.
Yeah right, safeguards. Like the FISA safeguards that prevented the FBI from spying on the Trump presidential campaign.

Just think about this for a minute. This is a new policy that takes cash and property from people before they are convicted. This means among other things that they may not be able to hire adequate defense to defend themselves against the resources of the state.

It is just one more step toward what Edward Snowden has called the setting up of a turnkey system for full out totalitarianism.

Even neoconservatives recognize how dangerous this is:
  -Robert Wenzel 


  1. Well, I think we should... take the guns first, then give them due process.
    The 4th amendment, can’t protect us, as it was intended to. The State is willfully violating it, and sanctioning the violation. The states demanded a Bill of Rights before they would ratify the Constitution, and now the government is flipping us the bird over it. “What you gonna do about it?”
    Figures it would come from the totalitarian Republicans.
    They only process the State wants to have is processing it’s citizens through the fleecing rows. The US government is not legitimate. It’s violated the very “social contract” it claims we have no choice to be apart of.
    The State is our enemy. A “gang of thieves writ large”.

  2. The city of Fairbanks decided to raise its spending budget this year. When asked how they planned to pay for the increase, the council and mayor said without blinking an eye, they plan on increasing their asset forfeitures by about 350 more cases per year. That should cover it. Asset forfeiture has become government funding.

  3. "Take property and rights first, and due process later" seems to be all the rage these days.

  4. "Yeah right, safeguards. Like the FISA safeguards that prevented the FBI from spying on the Trump presidential campaign."

    Four Republican-nominated judges approved or renewed the FISA warrant. Hardly a Democrat conspiracy as the always aggrieved and never enough power far right and their media organs claim.

  5. Trilateral commission, CFR, Bilderberger and probably goes to Bohemian Grove as well. I'm shocked !! Give me a break.

  6. the comments to the malkin tweet are amazing. looks like some get it, but many are clueless. (but then again they're followers.of Michelle malkin so what can we expect , lol)

    1. I was actually pleasantly surprised. The comments seem to be running like 10:1 against Sessions.