In much of the country, the cops can take your stuff even if they aren’t able to convict you of a crime through a process known as civil asset forfeiture. This week’s guest, Scot Turner, executive director of the advocacy group Eternal Vigilance Action, tried to fix this when he was serving in the Georgia State Legislature; today he joins us to discuss asset forfeiture, how he tried to reform it, and the obstacles to protecting due process and the Fourth Amendment.
- Capital Research Center: How Civil Forfeiture Works
- Institute for Justice: Policing for Profit: Georgia
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Judge: Racial profiling led to illegal arrest of ex-Hawk Mike Scott