Once you are caught up in the criminal justice system, it’s difficult to get out. And it is especially challenging for those who are suffering from a mental illness.
Prosecutors are almost completely in charge of the criminal justice system and that unchecked power has ugly consequences.
Participating in elections is just one way for former felons to actively engage with the community around them.
Does the punishment really fit the crime?
The cornerstone of liberty; the thing that all our other rights are built on.
When law enforcement is allowed to keep the proceeds of forfeitures, they’re incentivized to be more creative and aggressive about seizing properties.
How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?
It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.
It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.
What about our right to property?