A Fox in Charge of the Hen House

Kurt Altman | November 20, 2017
I have written about it before—HB2477—a major reform to the civil asset forfeiture process in Arizona that was passed by legislators and signed by the Governor. Amongst the many…

Louisiana Pre-Trial Diversion Programs

Elain Ellerbe | October 11, 2017
In recent years, the Louisiana legislature has authorized a number of population specific pre-trial diversion programs.  These include diversion programs for certain offenders who are dealing with substance abuse,…

Wisconsin Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Inches Towards Reality

Thomas Lyons | September 20, 2017
The Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee passed comprehensive civil asset forfeiture reform on a 3-2 vote.  The vote allows the full Senate to take up the measure. The…

Nothing Civil About Asset Forfeiture in Louisiana

Elain Ellerbe | August 16, 2017
Last year, in one of the most inclusive studies on the state’s use of civil asset forfeiture, the Institute for Justice (IJ) released its second version of Policing for…

GAO: ‘Enhanced Controls’ Needed to Prevent Fraudulent Surplus Military Gear Transfers

Michael Haugen | July 27, 2017
A controversial federal program providing surplus military gear to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies hasn’t been properly verifying applications for the transfer of various controlled property, including…
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