How did you know my name was Sparky? I live in Florida, grew up in Missouri (return regularly), and drive through Georgia on a regular basis. I've never had money taken from me by the police. Nor have I been detained for a search.
I do however have to chase crack heads off of my investment properties though, and never work on one anymore without being armed.
Did you have large sums of cash on you? Stuff a few thousand in your pocket, get pulled over for speeding and see how that works out. Over half the time...you will have to petition the courts to have your money returned. I know 3 insurance adjusters that have had to do this within the last 5 years in MS alone.
Why are they emptying their pockets without a search warrant? Likely something here I'd completely agree with you about.
My point is that I don't connect the dots on bad cops = legalize drugs, which is what seemed to be getting advocated. Completely separate issues. If drugs are legalized, the bad cop issue still isn't addressed.
Gotta go coach soccer. I'll check in later.