- A legalized crime of asset forfeiture is taking of belongings of an individual or business without due process because those assets were with a person charged with a crime.
Elected executives, such as Mayor, County Executive, and Governor, can halt, without the assistance of the Legislature, the legal crime called asset forfeiture
- The mayor, as the boss of the police, could stop or accelerate asset forfeiture.
As the law now stands, you can be found innocent in court, but even though no conviction occurs, you house, your car, your entire life savings can still be taken from you. This makes highway robbery look tame. Worse still, forfeited assets are distributed in secret, unaudited accounts. See www.Fear.org.
- http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_458565.html from June, 2006, City takes cars of drug users and dealers.