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Stop and seize

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.

Read the first part of a three-part series in today’s Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/?hpid=z2

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Stop and Seize: In recent years, thousands of people have had cash confiscated by police without being charged with crimes. The Post looks at the police culture behind the seizures and the people who were forced to fight the government to get their money back.
Part 2: One training firm started a private intelligence-sharing network and helped shape law enforcement nationwide. (Coming Monday)
Part 3: Motorists caught up in the seizures talk about the experience and the legal battles that sometimes took more than a year. (Coming Tuesday)

 

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