Here is another place I take a different path than many conservatives.
I agree with this unanimous spreme court rulling:
The Eighth Amendment states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Two of those commands — regarding bail and cruel and unusual punishments — have been deemed to apply to state and local governments. But until now, the ban on excessive fines had not been.
The case was from a drug conviction:
The court ruled in favor of Tyson Timbs of Marion, Ind., who had his $42,000 Land Rover seized after he was arrested for selling a couple hundred dollars’ worth of heroin.
I have felt this way forever. And if NO charges are filed against a person, their property shouldn’t be seized – (one little cavaet I do agree with. Car is pulled over and they find 100k cash in it and no one in the car claims it – then it’s not owened and should be taken until the owner comes to claim it.)