The Justice Department just restarted a controversial asset forfeiture program—in part to fund local police departments—which critics say unfairly targets poor people and minorities.
SHERIFFS OF NOTTINGHAM
04.01.16 11:00 AM ET
Justice Department Restarts Program That Allows Cops To Seize Assets From The Poor
Just as the Justice Department announced this week that it is resuming a controversial program that funnels hundreds of millions of dollars in seized assets to police departments around the country, a new report says the practice disproportionately targets low-income and minority communities.
A report by the Center for American Progress, released on Friday, says that “a growing array of studies indicates…
View original post 195 more words