This is NOT Okay

The biggest injustice of the many injustices and inanities of the drug war is civil asset forfeiture, wherein police can take your assets without proving your guilt. They can assume the guilt of the assets — that the envelope of cash in your pocket was gotten via drug sales rather than hard work and saving.

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man

Rivers said the agents questioned passengers at random, asking for their destination and reason for travel. When one of the agents got to Rivers, who was the only black person in his car, according to witnesses, the agent took the interrogation further, asking to search his bags. Rivers complied. The agent found the cash — still in a bank envelope — and decided to seize it on suspicion that it may be tied to narcotics. River pleaded with the agents, explaining his situation and even putting his mother on the phone to verify the story.

John Oliver did this story last year. This shit has got to stop.

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