Asset forfeiture is a form of confiscation of assets by the state, pursuant to law. It typically applies to the alleged proceeds or instrumentalities of crime. Some jurisdictions specifically use the term "confiscation" instead of "forfeiture". Civil and administrative asset forfeiture or forfeiture without a conviction and sometimes in the absence of evidence is now taking place. Civil Asset Forfeiture is a part of the Criminal Justice system.
In non-legal terms civil forfeiture is when police and prosecutors seize property, cars or cash from someone they suspect of wrongdoing. It differs from criminal forfeiture cases, where prosecutors typically must prove a person is guilty or reaches a settlement before freezing funds or selling property. In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property.
Although this type of governmental abuse is not allowed under any part of the United States Constitution that I can find nor proper under any administration, we find the Marxist/Progressive regime of Obama has found this unconstitutional method of seizing property to be very convenient. In 1985, the U.S. Department of Justice created its Asset Forfeiture Fund. One year later, the fund -- which holds the proceeds from seized property and is available to be divvied out to law enforcement agencies -- brought in $93.7 million. In 2008, the amount had ballooned to $1.6 billion. In 2013, it reached $6.3 billion.
This is frightening. This is how totalitarian and despotic governments operate. This is how Marxist governments operate. This is how the Marxist/Progressive regime of Obama operates. It should frighten any Freedom Loving American.