Trump & Civil Asset Forfeiture
It's been in the news recently that President Trump is going along with some law enforcement officials and opposing reform of the country's civil asset forfeiture policies. Civil asset forfeiture, as many of you know, is where law enforcement can seize assets from people simply because those assets (cars, cash and even houses) are suspected of being used, or are the proceeds of a crime. They need not prove they were used in a crime, just suspected. The burden of proof is then with the owner to prove his property wasn't involved in crime.
Reason magazine cites three reasons Trump should support reform. I'll have to admit I was taken aback when I first read the headline to the story. I misread it and thought it was "Three Reasons Trump is Wrong to Oppose Reform". I read it wrong and thought it read he should support asset forfeiture. I was like, "WTF??? No. It says he should support reform. They're spot on as usual.
That's one troubling thing about Trump of many: His apparent desire to be the "law and order" guy.