Hidden compartments in cars may soon be illegal, even if they’re not hiding anything illegal, or anything at all. From Eric Peters at theburningplatform.com:
You may be aware that cops can simply steal – yes, that’s exactly the correct word – cash found on your person or in your vehicle, in the course of a traffic stop, say – solely on account of it being an “excessive” amount.
“Excessive” being entirely up to them to define.
It is enough that a government worker with a gun considers whatevercash you are found to have in your possession “excessive.”
And these armed government workers can legally stealit from you on the basis of the cash being the presumptive – but not proved – fruits of some illegal activity, usually imputed to be the selling or buying of arbitrarily illegal drugs.
This bears repeating – it need not be proved in a court of law that the money found was obtained illegally.
It is not even necessary to formally charge a person to legally steal their money – provided the thief is an armed government worker stealing it on behalf of the government.
Interestingly, these armed government workers prefer to be called law enforcement, even when they aren’t enforcing any known laws and are in fact abusing the law – it being legal to possess cash and transport cash. This of course matters not at all when armed government workers decide they want your cash. Then, they just take it.
How else to describe it?
And you are powerless – legally – to do a thingabout it.
Perhaps, later – at your expense, both of time and money – you will be able to prove your innocence of drug trafficking to the satisfaction of a judge and he may return your money. But it is no longer necessary for a court to establish your guilt.
This is not new – or news.
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