Senators send Letter to Colleagues urging Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform
ACUF wants to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to go after major drug dealers. But too often, our police and prosecutors overuse civil asset forfeiture, often times relying on forfeiture funds to pad their budgets. Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take a citizen’s property based on the mere suspicion that it is connected to a crime. To get it back, the burden falls on the owner (at his/her own expense) to prove otherwise. Last September, the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to put reasonable restrictions on asset forfeiture. If you want to voice your opinion to the people who will be deciding whether to keep these restrictions in place, please call both of your Senators. They can be reached at: 202-224-3121. To stay connected to ACUF on this issue, please click here.