Thursday March 21st, 2013 informationliberation.com
Tennessee Bill Would Abolish Civil Forfeiture (Institute for Justice)
A new bill would eliminate civil forfeiture in Tennessee. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture police do not need to convict or even charge a property owner before seizing his property. Civil forfeiture turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head by forcing owners to prove their innocence to recover the seized property.