HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Civil Forfeiture Allows Police To Extort Thousands From Innocent Americans

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By Paul Martin

Alex Biles
May 22, 2012

George Reby was driving along Route 40 in Putnam County, Tennessee when he was pulled over by a Monterey police officer for speeding.

“Do you mind if I search your vehicle,” the officer asked.

Knowing that he had not been speeding, let alone carrying anything illegal, Reby let the officer search away.
It just so happened that Reby, a New Jersey native, was carrying $22,000 in his car at the time, not uncommon for a professional insurance adjuster like himself.

Larry Bates, the police officer seized the cash on suspicion that it was drug money and fled.
An investigative report by NewsChannel 5, a Nashville CBS affiliate, broke the story — one of the latest of these law enforcement abuses deemed “policing for profit.”

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