Civil Asset Forfeiture Just Legalized Stealing?

Most people would call taking someone’s cash and property stealing, unless of course it’s the police doing the taking, then it’s called civil asset forfeiture.

(From Reason)

The news outlets scoured roughly 3,200 civil asset forfeiture cases across South Carolina. The results, the reporters say, “yielded a clear picture of what is happening: Police are systematically seizing cash and property—many times from people who aren’t guilty of a crime—netting millions of dollars each year.”