Seizing Assets of The Accused Becomes Even Bigger Business Under Trump

Local, state and federal agencies seizing the assets — money or property — of individuals accused but not convicted of crimes has become big business — from $93.7 million in revenue in 1986 to $4.5 billion in 2014 — and the Trump administration wants to make it even bigger business. He wants to seize the property of American citizens along the US border to build the wall with Mexico. NPR reports on landowners’ court fights to save their property.

President Trump has also promised to expand the practice and has threatened to “destroy” the career of a Texas politician who opposes “civil asset forfeiture.” Fox News reports.

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