Booty Call

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A New Jersey judge ruled yesterday that the state's civil forfeiture system violates the right to due process. Superior Court Judge G. Thomas Bowen agreed with the Institute for Justice that funding police and prosecutors with the proceeds from forfeitures creates an unconstitutional bias, giving them an incentive to target assets rather than criminals. I.J. represents a former police officer who lost her car after her son used it to sell pot.

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  1. Finally, someone read the constitution with their breakfast. When I complained once about this practice, a nice young prosecutor from Sacramento said “Of course we never use forfeiture against innocent people.”

  2. Our(NJ) Supreme Court, who’ve never met a prosecutor they didn’t like, will overturn it.

  3. the title “booty call” dont make sense really lol

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