Mississippi governor signs bill for civil forfeiture reform

Mississippi Governor Signs Civil Forfeiture Reform Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill on Monday, March 13, 2017, that will add new transparency requirements to civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to confiscate property without filing criminal charges. “Today’s signature is a welcome first step to shining a light on civil forfeiture in Mississippi,” said…

U.S. Government drops civil forfeiture case against college student and returns his money

Arlington, VA — Charles Clarke, a 24-year-old college student had $11,000 seized by the federal government at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport in 2014. Without cause and without conviction of a crime, the Obama Administration stole Clarke’s life savings right before he was scheduled to board a flight, and they have kept his money for over a year.…