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June 26, 2015 – Civil Asset Forfeiture: Undue Process and Overdue Reforms

| May 28, 2015

On June 26, 2015, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Right on Crime, in partnership with FreedomWorks, Faith & Freedom Coalition, & Americans for Tax Reform, will host a Policy Primer on civil asset forfeiture in Washington D.C. This event will include two panel discussions, Civil Asset Forfeiture: Undue Process and Overdue Reforms.

Civil asset forfeiture is a mechanism that allows a very low burden of proof before law enforcement is able to seize property from individual citizens and businesses. The assets can then be re-purposed, often providing funding for the very law enforcement agency that seized it. While forfeiture began as a way to put criminal gains to a useful purpose, this government function has been expanded much too far, and now endangers individual rights and the integrity of law enforcement.

Panel I – Undue Process
John Malcolm – The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
Grover Norquist – Americans for Tax Reform
Jason Pye – FreedomWorks
Walter Olson – Cato Institute invited

Panel II – Overdue Reforms
Derek Cohen – Right on Crime (Moderator)
Darpana Sheth – Institute for Justice
Pat Nolan – American Conservative Union
Sen. Konni Burton -Texas State Senate

Come hear conservative answers to civil asset forfeiture abuse and how you can further engage local and federal officials in your state to help put an end to policing for profit.

What: Civil Asset Forfeiture: Undue Process and Overdue Reforms
When: Friday, June 26th, 2015 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Americans for Tax Reform
722 12th Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C.

For questions contact Shannon Tracy – stracy@texaspolicy.com


SHANNON TRACY is Communications and Event Manager at Right on Crime. She is responsible for implementing and directing the Right on Crime message as well as planning and executing local and national events hosted by Right on Crime. She is a “naturalized” Texan from northeast Ohio, having lived in the Austin area since 1999.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Shannon worked as a campaign manager, consultant, and small business owner of a consulting firm. She has worked many successful conservative campaigns across the state of Texas using her knowledge of social media, marketing, and public relations, along with fundraising and event planning to invigorate issue based and candidate campaigns to victory.