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Inside Mississippi’s asset forfeiture extortion racket

JANUARY 6, 2017 | REASON

By C.J. Ciaramella, includes “… "We're completely in the dark on how pervasive the practice really is," says Blake Feldman, an advocacy coordinator at the Mississippi ACLU. "Pretty much the default mindset is nobody should be overseeing any law enforcement. …”  (Note: Truth in Accounting includes the Institute for Justice grades for civil asset forfeiture laws discussed in this article in our State Data Lab database.  States in bad shape, financially, tend to have more draconian civil asset forfeiture laws.)

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