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July 30, 2014

Don’t Let Police Loot YOUR Property

I told Congress to support the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act using Downsize DC.org’s End Asset Forfeiture campaign.

 

Please do the same. You may copy or edit this letter…

 

How can you justify Civil Asset Forfeiture?

 

* My cash or possessions can be taken by The State upon mere SUSPICION that they were used in a crime

* I must then PROVE my innocence to regain my property — the exact OPPOSITE of “innocent unless proven guilty.”

 

This isn't a rare event. It's commonplace. Cops depend on it to fund their budgets and buy military equipment for their departments. This isn't “law enforcement.” It’s organized crime.  

 

In contrast, the 5th Amendment says…

 

“No person shall be… deprived of…  property, without due process of law.”  

 

Eternal justice says…

 

“The accuser must prove the accused is guilty.”  

 

Morality at even the toddler stage says…

 

“Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you.”

 

If you support this atrocity how can I EVER trust you to “govern” me?.

 

This is why I need you to support Sen. Rand Paul's S.2644, the FAIR Act, which would…

 

* require CLEAR AND CONVINCING evidence that property was used in a crime

* require CLEAR AND CONVINCING evidence that the owner of the property was complicit to the use of their property in the commission of a crime

* end federal-state “partnerships” that reward asset seizures

* end the “profit motive” in federal law enforcement by having any forfeiture proceeds go to the Treasury instead of the Justice Department

 

The FAIR Act is a GIANT step in the right direction. If you can't support it, why should ANYONE support you?  

    

 –END OF LETTER–

 

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Thank you,

Jim Babka

President

DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

 

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