Headline RoundupJuly 19th, 2017

Sessions Expands Civil Asset Forfeiture

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Jeff Sessions is expanding a program that allows police officers to seize property from individuals who are suspected of a crime, but have not yet been convicted. The controversial practice, known as civil asset forfeiture, had been reduced under the Obama administration. Proceeds from the practice are often used to fund law enforcement agencies, and many people across the aisle argue that it constitutes an abuse of power.

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