Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Texas Senator Who Wants to Stop Police From Taking Money and Other Property

I really hope there is no Trump Fanboy that is going to support Trump on this.

The Daily Beast reports:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered to “destroy” the career of a Texas state senator after a sheriff complained about the lawmaker at a White House meeting.
Trump was speaking with representatives from the National Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Harold Eavenson mentioned an unnamed state senator, who he said has introduced legislation that restricts law enforcement powers to seize money, drugs, and personal property. The practice is known as civil-asset forfeiture.
“We’ve got a state senator in Texas who was talking about introducing legislation to require a conviction before we can receive that forfeiture money,” Eavenson said. “And I told him that the cartel would build a monument to him in Mexico if he could get that legislation passed.”
“Can you believe that?” Trump said, shaking his head. “Want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.”
There is nothing to joke about here,  Civil-asset forfeiture is a horrific abuse of police power.


  1. Ok, even that one is a bit a much for me. Hildebeast would have had the same opinion.

    I'm doubtful civil forfeiture has made much of an impact on the drug flow, but ensnared plenty of innocent people.

  2. Trump popping off without any knowledge of what he's talking about. Let's not overreact.

    1. OK, go driving through some poor county in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, or Oklahoma with $5,000 dollars in your pockets, and see what the officers will do with that ill gotten money when you are pulled over for some innocuous violation of the law. Poor counties in this country are getting extremely brazen in going after Civil Asset Forfeiture cash and cars because that is how they fund a good percentage of their annual budgets.

      The Arizona Republic which is a big supporter of Koch brothers funded politicians found recently that Civil Asset Forfeiture is a massive moneymaker for poor rural counties. Don't be so naive, Trump knows exactly where his bread is buttered.

  3. I consider any "law enforcement" personnel who take part in civil seizure and forfeiture operations to be armed criminals, and I look forward to the day American citizens treat them as such.