Stolen Rights: Why Government Seizure of Innocent Americans’ Property Must End

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Forfeit this Practice,” Helen Krieble discusses one of the most blatant violations of freedom that regularly occurs in the United States: civil asset forfeiture. Convicted criminals obviously can’t keep ill-gotten wealth, but police often seize property from people who aren’t even charged with a crime, much less convicted. If police merely suspect something was acquired illegally they can take it under a program called civil asset forfeiture. It’s become a regular source of funding for