Asset Hound

“The intent is to give law enforcement a tool to use against nefarious organizations by grabbing the fruits of their illegal deeds and using the proceeds to fight more crime.” Asset seizing makes sense when the assets are being seized from criminals and being used to prevent more crimes. But an investigation from The Greenville News found that in South Carolina, a lot of property is being seized from folks who are never even found guilty of a crime. Taken: How police departments make millions by seizing property.

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