Originally posted by Sleepyguy
Did you happen to watch that c-span clip of Trump meeting with all the Sheriffs? One of the Sheriffs started in on Civil Asset Forfeiture and it was obvious Trump had no clue what the hell he was talking about, but after a little back and forth he decided asset forfeiture was A OK, so just go for it you guys. Amazing.
EDIT: Here's the link. The Sheriff ...[text shortened]...
Once Trump is in, he's all in (at least until he talks to somebody else, preferably Big Business execs like from the pharmaceutical companies). This exchange is typical:
“On asset forfeiture, we’ve got a state senator in Texas that was talking about introducing legislation to require conviction before we could receive that forfeiture money,” Eavenson said.
“Can you believe that?” Trump interjected.
Yes, it's unbelievable to think that people's stuff shouldn't be permanently taken from them on the basis that they got it from revenue from illegal activity until they are actually convicted of doing the illegal activity. Obviously any of the People's legislators who think differently should have his career "destroyed" (Trump's words).