Philadelphia Will Dismantle Its Asset Forfeiture Program and Pay $3 Million to Victims

Excellent. Policing for profit should be ended across the entire country.

(From Reason)

Four years after Philadelphia police seized the home of Markela and Chris Sourovelis for a minor drug crime committed by their son, the city has agreed to almost completely dismantle its controversial civil asset forfeiture program and pay $3 million to its victims.

The Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, announced today that the city had agreed to a settlement in a federal civil rights class-action lawsuit challenging its forfeiture program.

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