A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Why don't you ask the judge who is required to sign off on said seizure paperwork, and make the determination that there was indeed enough probable cause to believe that the assets seized were aquired for the purpose of, or by the act of, committing said crime, or it somehow otherwise fits whatever legally defined purposes for seizure.
The only seizures I have ever made have been on vehicles by repeat drunken driving offenders..... And guess what.... The law authorizing such seizure states, "The officer SHALL seize..."
SHALL Means We HAVE to do it, not we "may" do it, we SHALL do it..
And, there are hearings on seizures held seperately of the criminal charges where it can be argued in court and said assess can be re-acquired if a problem was made. In the case of a seizure, in some instances, one may not have to be found GUILTY of the crime in order for the seizure to be valid. It depends on the law.
Don't like the law, talk to your politicians....
Because, Police officers.. SHALL do what they are told by the law.
EDIT: Also, Why is a car or a house or a stack of money that was sitting next to several bricks of cocaine required to defend someone when we provide lawyers free of charge to those who don't make any taxable income?
Last edited by Caine; 10-31-10 at 08:08 PM.
I am asking for your opinion on the practice.
Why do you keep dodging the question?
If you did, there'd be no top-dollar hired gun defense lawyers, because they wouldn't be able to compete with the juggernaut that such a public defender office would be. Instead, such attorneys would be working for the public defender's office.
Please stop obfuscating and answer my question.
Let's start with the losers and scum that abandon their families to go to the US and that don't realize that after paying money for somebody to cross them, and paying for housing, transportation, food and everything else, they end up with the same amount of money as if they stayed here and was a presence in their childs life. Being here to teach the child to be a good person is worth more than a few extra dollars they can earn in the US.
OK more examples of the lack of common sense.
Treating children as they are property rather than a human being. I mean throwing them in the back of an open pick up truck. I wouldn't even do that with a dog.
Putting a child in the back seat of a car with no seat belt on.
Letting a child sit in the front of a car that has an air bag with no seat belt on. - When the air bag deploys the childs head will be whipped back causing, most of the time, a fatal injury.
Holding a baby in the front seat of a car that has an airbag with no seat belt on for the adult nor the child. When the air bag deploys the baby will be crushed between the adult passenger and the air bag.
And the worst - holding a baby while driving in any car let alone in a car with a drivers side air bag (and worse when it is a stick shift) It is almost impossible to control the car holding a baby on your lap and shift the car, then if the air bag deploys the baby is dead between the steering wheel and the driver.
Would you send your 4 year old daughter to the store alone to buy anything?
We have neighborhood stores, like one of the houses on the block is a store, but I would never send my son or daugter there alone to buy anything.
Your idiots sound a whole lot like our idiots.
If the cops stopped them and put them in jail for putting the life of a minor child in danger less people would do it, but that won't happen.
Instead the cops stop people for going through a flashing green light to try to collect the 50 pesos people will pay to avoid a ticket. Not me of course.
It is clear in the vehicle code, I bought the book, it is not illegal to enter the intersection on a flashing green or even a yellow. When I explain that to the officer he, and this has happened 3 times, says I am right but I shouldn't enter the intersrection. He counts on the fact that a lot of people don't know the law, or even have drivers licences.
You see cars driving around with kids heads sticking up through the sunroof, it is crazy.
The cops need better training here to identify danger.