I am a mother and grandmother, who is very disturbed by the direction I see this great state of Michigan and our country going in. It’s time for the Citizens of Michigan to stand up and understand that “ALL Power of Government is inherent in the People!”
We are the Masters, not the Servants. If you haven’t read the Michigan Bill Of Rights lately, then perhaps you need to.
LAWS OF JUSTICE AND MERCY - EXODUS 23
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness".
2 "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,
3 and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit".
6 "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty".
8 "Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twist the words of the righteous".
“Policing for Profit” Report Documents the Nationwide Abuse of Civil Forfeiture
Each State & Feds Graded on Forfeiture Laws & Practice; Only Three States Earn Grades of B or Better
WEB RELEASE: March 30, 2010
Media Contact: John E. Kramer
Police and prosecutors’ offices seize private property—often without ever charging the owners with a crime, much less convicting them of one—then keep or sell what they’ve taken and use the profits to fund their budgets. And considering law enforcement officials in most states don’t report the value of what they collect or how that bounty is spent, the issue raises serious questions about both government transparency and accountability.
Under state and federal civil asset forfeiture laws, law enforcement agencies can seize and keep property suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminalasset forfeiture, however, with civilforfeiture, a property owner need not be found guilty of a crime—or even charged—to permanently lose her cash, car, home or other property.
According to the Institute for Justice—whose fight against eminent domain abuse raised that issue to national prominence—civil asset forfeiture is one of the worst abuses of property rights in our nation today. The Institute for Justice today released a first-of-its-kind national study on civil forfeiture abuse. The report—Policing for Profit:
The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture (http://www.ij.org/PolicingForProfitPDF)—is the most comprehensive national study to examine the use and abuse of civil asset forfeiture and the first study to grade the civil forfeiture laws of all 50 states and the federal government. The report finds, not surprisingly, that by giving law enforcement a direct financial incentive in pursuing forfeitures and stacking the legal deck against property owners, most state and federal laws encourage policing for profit rather than seeking the neutral administration of justice. (For additional resources on this report, visit: http://www.ij.org/PolicingForProfit. For a brief video on this topic, visit: www.ij.org/Forfeiture.)