Keeping the Profit Motive in Policing
Kentucky bill seeks to expand asset forfeiture beyond drug to sex offense "investigations".
One of the greatest scams of the drug war has been the promiscuous
expansion it's spawned of the practice of asset forfeiture by which prosecutors
and law enforcement agencies may legally
confiscate any asset seized from a person SUSPECTED with probable cause of criminal activity even if never convicted. Like speed ticket quotas but on a vaster and more damaging scale the practice has less to do with promoting public safety, much less justice, than with incentivizing prosecutorial activity. Kentucky prosecutors are revving up for another cash cow in the form of a war against sex offenders.