How a Young Joe Biden Became the Architect of the Government’s Asset Forfeiture Program

Civil asset forfeiture is often referred to as “policing for profit.”

Joe Biden was key in getting the practice off of the ground.

(From FEE)

The new bill was introduced by Senator Joe Biden in 1983 and it was signed into law the next year. With this law, federal agents had nearly unlimited powers to seize assets from private citizens.

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