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Civil forfeiture

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"You got any money in your car?"

I've spent a far amount of time in Latin America.

And it's not unusual there to be pulled over and have to make an "extra-judicial" payment to the officer's taco fund.

But that's a whole lot better than what goes on every day in the US.

Welcome to the corrupt world of civil forfeiture.

Recourse? Good luck.