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    As part of the War on Drugs US federal and local authorities seize cash made from drug trafficking. The practice takes away an incentive for smuggling, and gives the agents an incentive to catch traffickers. The guideline for how that money can be spent, according to most local laws, is the vague standard of "for law-enforcement purposes."
    This week's Economist itemized what can be considered law enforcement for spending purposes. Seized assets have been used for the following:
    • One Texas county used it on a margarita machine.
    • A Texas district attorney took his whole staff to Hawaii for a training seminar.
    • Another Texan DA spent thousands of dollars on his re-election campaign.
    • In Indiana money goes to a general school fund. (A good idea.)
    • A Georgia sheriff bought a $90,000 sports car, used to advertise an anti-drug program. (Don't tell the kids drugs paid for the car!)
    Unfortunately, many state laws give authorities wide discretion to seize assets even without any verdict. And with such an incentive to get the restriction-free money, sometimes they get it wrong. Does it matter to you what happens to drug money?

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    You know what? I'm not the person risking my life to fight the drug battle, I don't put my life and family on the line to get drugs off the street or try to get rid of the crackhouse in your neighborhood.
    I haven't dedicated my life to trying to keep any neighborhood safer.
    So, I have no right to an opinion on how they spend that money. As long as they are taking it from the drug dealers, that is enough for me.

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    It gets bad when you read about certain cases and massive investigations into fake drug busts that happened all over Dallas and surrounding areas a couple years ago.

    When my father was busted they took EVERYTHING without any regard for the minor children that depended on his "income"
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    ugh.

    i'm still holding out hope that one day might go by without me being disappointed in our government. unfortunately, it probably won't happen. :\
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    I'm all for the drug money being put toward education.
    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    It gets bad when you read about certain cases and massive investigations into fake drug busts that happened all over Dallas and surrounding areas a couple years ago.

    When my father was busted they took EVERYTHING without any regard for the minor children that depended on his "income"
    Your Dad was involved in that mess? I hope he sued them into oblivion. That was outrageous!!
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    Attention US government: I'm willing to accept any charitable donations towards the Katerpillar Loves Money Foundation.

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    We just had a bust in NC, 1,900 pounds of weed. One of the cops videotaped the bust and put it on youtube.com so the charges were dropped.
    haha

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    Oh no my father was not involved in that mess. Two totally different things. My father was totally fucking guilty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Oh no my father was not involved in that mess. Two totally different things. My father was totally fucking guilty.
    Now that was funny!! Not about your father, but just the way you
    said it, LMAO!!

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