Policing for Profit: Innocent until proven guilty (unless you have a huge wad of cash in the car)Submitted by amitj78 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 09:40
Cops Can Confiscate Money And Property From Law Abiding Citizens
Prepare to be outraged.
If you've ever traveled with a large sum of money, police can legally confiscate it. It's a burgeoning trend known as "policing for profit," and law enforcement agencies are using it to bolster their budgets.
George Reby, a New Jersey-based insurance adjuster was pulled over for speeding while driving through Putnam County, Tenn. several months ago. The officer who pinched him asked him if he had any money, asked to search the car, and took more than $20,000 in cash from Reby.
Story continues: http://jalopnik.com/5913416/cops-can-confiscate-money-and-pr...
The worst part of this article are the comments from Paul D. The best part is all of the liberty-loving people trashing Paul's point of view.