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Conflict of Interest
Well it was good someone finally turned up some evidence.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
… [they] have made a lie [their] refuge and falsehood [their] hiding place.
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.
[…] But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness […]
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
He has created a multitude of new offices, and sent swarms of officers to harass our people, and consume every resource.
From the November Coalition:
Former Drug Czar William J. Bennett says this about “children” and “teens.”
This video gives a quick overview of the problem of (un)Civil Asset Forfeiture. All they have to do is make an accusation, then take your stuff, no proof is needed, no trial, just an accusation.
Institute for Justice, Tackling the Grotesque Conflict-of-Interest of Policing for Profit Called Civil Asset Forfeiture
Institute for Justice: http://ij.org
Search site for “forfeiture.”
Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture, March 2010
By Marian R. Williams, Ph.D., Jefferson E. Holcomb, Ph.D., Tomislav V. Kovandzic, Ph.D., Scott Bullock
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Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property.
Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head. With civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent.
Federal laws encourage even more civil forfeiture abuse through a loophole called “equitable sharing” that allows law enforcement to circumvent even the limited protections of state laws. With equitable sharing, law enforcement agencies can and do profit from forfeitures they wouldn’t be able to under state law.
It’s time to end civil forfeiture. People shouldn’t lose their property without being convicted of a crime, and law enforcement shouldn’t be able to profit from other people’s property.
There is also a video which goes with it: Policing for Profit - The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
“What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?”
A public health scientist loses his retirement and part of his farm in fight to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee.
Yet another example, caught on video, of the corrupting influence of prohibition. Cops caught on their own video cameras threatening each other with who gets to grab money from their victims.