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AFP Applauds Re-Introduction of FAIR Act**

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AFP Applauds Re-Introduction of FAIR Act**

03.28.19 01:01 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) commended Rep. Tim Walberg and Jamie Raskin for re-introducing the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act. The legislation aligns good intentions with positive outcomes by strengthening property rights*for thousands of Americans who*are at risk of losing their property to the government, often without being charged with – much less convicted of – a crime. Americans for Prosperity Senior Policy Analyst Jordan Richardson issued the following statement: “No American should have to worry about the government unjustly seizing their property, but current law allows law enforcement to “arrest” property now and ask questions later. The FAIR Act strengthens due process protections for innocent property owners*and removes the financial incentives policymakers have created for law enforcement to unjustly seize cash, cars, and even houses from individuals who haven’t been charged with a crime. Civil asset forfeiture denies Americans their constitutionally guaranteed presumption of innocence, leaving*them with few options to recover*their property, while*encouraging law enforcement agencies to use*the proceeds to fund their activities.*30 states and the District of Columbia have acted to rein in civil asset forfeiture abuse and we applaud*Rep. Walberg and Jamie Raskin for working to solve the problem at the federal level.” […]

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