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?