The Feds Just Restricted The Law That Lets Police Seize Stuff From Innocent People

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leaves after making a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in Washington December 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday.
Under the official law, theĀ Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing Program, localĀ police departments can keep 80% of the stuff seized during drug raids and other investigations.
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