Skip to comments.Man Loses Truck Over a Few Bullets: Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse Rages On
Posted on 10/28/2017 8:28:53 AM PDT by 1BadgerStater
A tiny memory lapse cost a man his Ford F-250 pickup truck and it took more than two years and a strong legal team for him to get it back. The reason why the truck was seized, naturally, was civil asset forfeiture. Read more....
Civil asset forfeiture is unconstitutional in the absence of prior due process.
Could have been worse.
Guy might have had a Silverado or a Ram.
He’s lucky in one respect. If he’s made it into Mexico and they found those bullets, he would still be in a Mexican prison.
The border patrol caught him with five bullets in his car and accused him of transporting munitions of war to Mexico.
It took two years to get his car back.
How dare he. Only BATF gets to run “munitions of war” into Mexico.
I completely agree with you but a bunch of failed lawyers in black robes decided to subvert our Constitution and rule the practice legal.
I’m having some problems here.. How does violating export regulations tie into civil asset forfeiture laws? Did someone at customs file under the wrong statutes? And thankfully, those bullets weren’t found on the other side of the border, as the truck would be long gone and he’d just be getting out of a Mexican prison right now.
On pipelines up north, if your a welder who shows up with a Chevy/GMC, you’ll be lucky to be hired.
It’s either Dodge or Ford.
With that, Dodges outnumber Fords.
These are serious workers, in serious conditions, so they have serious tools.
For well over 30 years, the F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States.
But don’t believe me, just google it.
Also, if you’re buying a full size SUV, remember that the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator start out as F-150’s. Then they get all gussied up.
This process has been used to seize billions of dollars of huge numbers of innocent people’s assets. The reason government agencies keep doing it is because it has been very profitable. I personally know of several situations that were every bit as bad as the ones mentioned in the article.
A small municipality near us even hired a chief of police mostly because he was an expert at using this tactic to raise money. He had previously been employed as a detective by a larger department which confiscated a lot property and he knew the ins and outs. The odd thing is that they were able to steal property and assets from people who never had any connection to the small municipality ever.
We live on a small residential airpark (an airport with homes built around it). Washington has quite a few and there are several others near by. At one of the neighboring airparks which is actually further from the small town than we are, the police rented part of one of the resident’s hangar to house a Pilatus PC-6 TurboPorter that was worth more than a million dollars that they had somehow seized.
This was a STOL (short field take off and landing) airplane that they claimed might have been used for drug smuggling. Never mind that there was no actual evidence that the owners or the airplane had ever actually been involved for this type of activity. The owner of the plane was a legitimate small business owner who had a collection of aircraft. He had no connection with the small municipality at all. Somehow the police were able to hire someone to steal the plane which was based over 100 miles from where our neighboring small town.
The police encouraged owner of the hangar let us and many others look over the plane. They were trying to find people who would be interested in purchasing it. We never got a straight story from anyone indicating how this was a legitimate seizure. But the police were eventually able to find a buyer. Eventually the police chief was caught up in some other questionable activities and fired.
That makes my blood boil
The guys from Top Gear came to the USA to see why pickups were so popular.
Ford gave Jeremy a VelociRaptor 4X4, and GM gave Richard a Chevy equivalent.
Jeremy beat the ever-loving crap out of the Ford, to the point of even driving on a flat.
Richard, in the Chevy, totally babied it.
The Chevy BROKE.
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The guy was stupid but the “laws” are still un-Constitutional...
I’m surprised he was able to get it back at all.
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