Forfeiture Laws Turn Public Officials Into ProfiteersThe lure of revenues has distorted police priorities as money-hungry agencies think more about grabbing property than about fairly applying the law.
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The federal agents who cracked down on the illegal distribution of alcoholic beverages traditionally were called “revenuers.” I always liked the simple honesty of the term, given that the main goal of the revenuers was, as the name implied, to track down moonshining scofflaws who didn’t pay their taxes.