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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Perhaps so, although there has been a fair amount of state and federal legislation from the right to curb it.
    Oh where? The worst offenders are the red states... just saying..
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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

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    yeah I guess some drug dealer who has 200K in cash lying around but only reported 10K in income is poor. Think about it, if people targeted for asset forfeiture were truly poor-what would the government get from seizing their almost non-existent assets?
    That is criminal asset forfeiture..

    We are talking about CIVIL.. cases like this one

    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Gets National Attention | whotv.com

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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    legacy admissions actually benefit the university and poor students who couldn't afford to attend without aid. racist admissions hurt everyone. I never-in four years-saw a Legacy-fail to make grades. My freshman suite had four students. One was from an old old distinguished family dating back to one of the first constitutional scholars in US History. #1 at one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country and 1600 scores on the SAT. He dropped out due to cocaine. The second boy went to a top private day school in NYC, was all city in basketball and was another rich white dude like me and the guy with the nose issue. He got B grades, was popular and very involved in varsity (Freshman year) and intramural sports. I had OK grades freshman year, made all conference in one sport, JV in another, and graduated with a A- average, a national title and two time all-american. The last guy was black, had a 1320 SAT (below average at Yale but he was the top scoring black guy in my class) and had gone to a progressive HS in Queens (John Dewey) which didn't give grades. His SAT scores were 140 points lower than the the basketball star (who had the lowest of us three white guys). This guy flunked out. He was asked to take a term off and he never came back. Now if he had gone to a good public university, he probably would have done pretty well and got a degree.

    THe jock and I were both legacies.
    1) Again, legacy admissions are AA for rich white boys. That you benefited and did well doesn't change the fact that they are a form of AA. I get why you defend AA extended to you and your rich white boy buddies, but there is no principled basis for favoring AA for rich white boys but opposing AA for poor black kids, except you feel entitled to special treatment because of who daddy was or is.

    2) 1320 puts the guy in roughly the top 8-10% of test takers. Assuming your story is not made up, I have a very hard time believing (i.e. do not believe at all) the person failed out for lack of ability. More likely is an obviously smart student failed out for the same reason most do at any level - lack of effort. And whatever factors were in play, this one person is irrelevant to the topic.

    3) The topic is Lynch. She didn't fail out. She graduated from Harvard, HLS, and has had a distinguished 30 year career.

    4) Whether Lynch earned her appointment to AG is completely unrelated to her college test scores, her GPA and class ranking. She graduated laws school 30 years ago. From that day forward, what matters is her record in her various jobs both in the public and private sector. When was the last time you cared about any politician's academic record who wasn't black or a woman? Never is a good guess.

    5) You're entire argument is nothing more than Lynch was a beneficiary of AA in college. You ignore everything because you don't know anything about her career between 1984 and 2015 and conclude that her entire career is due "solely" to AA promotions. It's a transparently stupid and indefensible argument that has as a core assumption that a black woman cannot succeed based on her merits. It would be offensive if I cared about your opinion, and only not transparently racist because an elitist snobbery explains it just as well.

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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    She will be gone with Obama.

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    America never ever promised freedom to anyone. What this nation tells us is work hard and study hard and good things will follow. All peoples that believe this or any government has to provide and promise will some day be exterminated as we in America exterminate blacks and poor people. We just don't use that word but look around. I don't want to live near them and neither does anyone that has worked their ass off for a descent home and life.

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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why would someone who went to Yale be upset about someone going to a less college

    You all just hate to admit that affirmative racism was what drove her selection (to several positions)
    You folks keep declaring that like it's some sort of proven fact.
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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You folks keep declaring that like it's some sort of proven fact.
    In their 'minds' it is a proven fact. We know the right likes to create its own reality.
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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You folks keep declaring that like it's some sort of proven fact.
    she didn't make the sort of grades whites needed to get into Harvard law
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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    1) Again, legacy admissions are AA for rich white boys. That you benefited and did well doesn't change the fact that they are a form of AA. I get why you defend AA extended to you and your rich white boy buddies, but there is no principled basis for favoring AA for rich white boys but opposing AA for poor black kids, except you feel entitled to special treatment because of who daddy was or is.

    2) 1320 puts the guy in roughly the top 8-10% of test takers. Assuming your story is not made up, I have a very hard time believing (i.e. do not believe at all) the person failed out for lack of ability. More likely is an obviously smart student failed out for the same reason most do at any level - lack of effort. And whatever factors were in play, this one person is irrelevant to the topic.

    3) The topic is Lynch. She didn't fail out. She graduated from Harvard, HLS, and has had a distinguished 30 year career.

    4) Whether Lynch earned her appointment to AG is completely unrelated to her college test scores, her GPA and class ranking. She graduated laws school 30 years ago. From that day forward, what matters is her record in her various jobs both in the public and private sector. When was the last time you cared about any politician's academic record who wasn't black or a woman? Never is a good guess.

    5) You're entire argument is nothing more than Lynch was a beneficiary of AA in college. You ignore everything because you don't know anything about her career between 1984 and 2015 and conclude that her entire career is due "solely" to AA promotions. It's a transparently stupid and indefensible argument that has as a core assumption that a black woman cannot succeed based on her merits. It would be offensive if I cared about your opinion, and only not transparently racist because an elitist snobbery explains it just as well.
    Michelle Obama claims it was legacy admissions that got her into princeton not her color.
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    Re: Senate confirms lynch as attorney general. 10 "republicans" vote for her

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That is criminal asset forfeiture..

    We are talking about CIVIL.. cases like this one

    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Gets National Attention | whotv.com

    Or

    civil forfeiture is almost alway aimed at criminal activities

    its a complicated issue and the standard of proof changed in the last ten years. And I tried a bunch of these cases.

    This would be grounds for a civil forfeiture case

    David is a drug dealer. He has no known source of income other than drug dealing. He buys an expensive car and puts it in his father's name. his father is the "owner of record". One day the feds seize the car claiming it is the proceeds of drug sales that paid for the car. David doesn't make a claim on the car because he has no legitimate income. Rather, Steve, David's father makes the claim. He is not charged with any criminal offense so the forfeiture case is CIVIL. (as opposed to say an indictment against David listing say 100K in case seized along with two kilos of cocaine in David'd apartment during a search warrant execution)

    So Steve files a claim to the car saying he has the title. The US Attorney brings in the car salesman who testifies that it was David who test drove the car. It was David who specified what extras the car would come with but Yes Steve "bought the car"

    this happens all the time

    In another case. Bill was a drug dealer. His mother and father combined made about 120K a year. Bill and his brother went out and bought a safe one day and put it in his parents' house.. the regional drug task force constantly saw Bill going in and out of his parents house driving a pimped out truck. Bill's income tax form for the prior 3 years indicated less than 8K a year in income. Warrants were obtained and the Parents' house was searched and the pimped out truck seized. The truck title had mom owning the truck even though it was not the style of vehicle a 65 year old Black female would drive but a common style for 30 year old drug dealers (heavily tinted windows, spinner rims etc)

    in the safe was 300K in cash that two different dogs hit on. NOTHING belonging to the parents. the money was bundled in the same manner, and denominations as money seized from the Drug dealer's home. same color rubber bans. Stacks of 1000 dollars with the same packaging. 4 hundreds, four fifties ten twenties and the rest in tens or fives.

    when the raid took place, one kid still living with the parents said the safe was "bill's". The father was unaware of the safe and the money. When the mother came home the cops asked for the combination. She walked away and came back and opened it. Cell phone records indicated she called Bill right before opening the safe

    so again this was a civil forfeiture because the "owner" of the safe was not indicted for drug dealing

    while I have lots of issues with civil forfeiture, in many cases it is justified.
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