The VICE Guide to Right Now: The ACLU Claims in a Lawsuit That Arizona Cops Are Illegally Selling Your Property

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona filed a suit in US District Court on Wednesday arguing that the state's civil asset forfeiture laws—which, when abused, allow law enforcement agencies to fill their coffers by seizing and selling the property of innocents—violate the constitutional rights of citizens.

As it stands, police in Arizona can confiscate anything from cars...

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