Black Men Targeted in Civil Forfeiture Get Relief from State Legislature

Robert Valencia
Mar 7, 2019 - 5:00

South Carolina’s House of Representatives this week introduced two bills to create a statewide database that would trace money seized by law enforcement and abolish civil forfeiture. The proposed legislation follow an investigative report that found more than 3,200 cases of state police appropriation of cash and property from 2014 and 2016, mainly targeting Black people. One of the bills urges the replacement of -->

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2 Replies to “Black Men Targeted in Civil Forfeiture Get Relief from State Legislature”

  1. Wow, I’m glad I took the time to read this. Prior to your article I was unaware civil forfeiture was even a thing. It’s disturbing to think that law enforcement feels entitled to taking and keeping money/property from would-be or potential criminals.

  2. Agree with Erica; I didn’t realize that civil forfeiture happened and how drastically it affects those with the least means to manage it. Thanks for a well written and useful story!

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