Any officer who does this is wrong, & this needs to end. Too many “Republicans” support this as well.
Doing away with this needs to be on the GOP platform nationwide. It is unconstitutional, you have to prove your are innocent, your property seized without a charge, without a trial, without any evidence of wrongdoing.
Notice they use a drug sniffing dog to get a “hit” on the money to justify taking it. It is estimated 70% possibly 100% of US money has drug residue on it. The officers could have got a hit on their own wallets!
The drive coming back from Louisiana casinos to Texas is notorious for these forfeitures. Whether it bears out statistically I can’t say but I’m always sure to go through the headlight/tail light checklist before I make my way back.
The county’s district attorney, a fifty-seven-year-old woman with feathered Charlie’s Angels hair named Lynda K. Russell, arrived an hour later. Russell, who moonlighted locally as a country singer, told Henderson and Boatright that they had two options. They could face felony charges for “money laundering” and “child endangerment,” in which case they would go to jail and their children would be handed over to foster care. Or they could sign over their cash to the city of Tenaha, and get back on the road. “No criminal charges shall be filed,” a waiver she drafted read, “and our children shall not be turned over to CPS,” or Child Protective Services.