San Diego District Attorney changes story instead of giving back family’s money

  San Diego, CA — After missing a key deadline to file a civil forfeiture case against the Slatic family, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, a brand new theory for why it seized the family’s life savings more than a year ago. In a court filing, the DA…

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Is Amtrak ridership on the rise or not?

via Bob Poole of Reason Foundation: In lobbying for increased federal funding last month, Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman told a Senate subcommittee, “More than ever, our nation and the traveling public rely on Amtrak for mobility.” Politifact looked into this assertion, and came up with the following numbers: Ridership: 31.3 million passengers in fiscal 2016,…

Trump is out with his 2018 budget proposal

Washington, D.C. — This morning, March 16, 2017, President Trump made public his 2018 budget proposal which includes cuts in many agencies and increases in others. While the federal deficit is around $600 billion and the federal debt sits at $20 trillion, Trump’s proposal would continue the deficit and offers no relief to reduce the…

Federal judge certifies class in challenge to Philadelphia’s forfeiture machine

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Late yesterday afternoon, the fight to end Philadelphia’s civil forfeiture machine scored another major victory when a federal judge certified a class of property owners challenging the controversial practice of “policing for profit.” Under this practice, Philadelphia police and prosecutors take in millions of dollars each year in forfeiture proceeds, which they…