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Articles by Ian MacDougall

Police Say Seizing Property Without Trial Helps Keep Crime Down. A New Study Shows They’re Wrong.

Civil asset forfeiture laws, which allow police to seize property without trial, are frequently justified as tools to seize millions from kingpins. A new study reveals the median amount taken is as low as $369 in some states.

by Ian MacDougall for ProPublica

In 2015, New Mexico lawmakers unanimously passed a bill ...

 

 

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