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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.

Source: Justice Department Restarts Program That Allows Cops To Seize Assets From The Poor – The Daily Beast

CJ Ciaramella

CJ CIARAMELLA

SHERIFFS OF NOTTINGHAM

04.01.16 11:00 AM ET

Justice Department Restarts Program That Allows Cops To Seize Assets From The Poor

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.

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…

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