Reading about state forfeiture laws that allow cops to seize money from citizens who have not broken any laws is infuriating as it is.
But watching it done on dash cam is absolutely enraging.
Especially when Humboldt County deputy Lee Dove gives a driver the choice between abandoning $50,000 and be on his way or having it seized along with his car under Nevada’s state forfeiture law.
One advantage of living in a relatively unknown rural area is that this unwelcome bad news didn’t hit a large number of main stream media channels. Most outlets picking up the story are local Nevada or right-leaning sites. Read more here:
- Dash Cam Video Exposes Nevada Deputy Abusing Already Abused State Forture Law (PINAC-Photography is NOT a Crime)
- Deputy Accused of Illegal Stops (AP NewsBreak)
- I-Team: I-80 cash seizures by sheriff’s office raises questions (KLAS-TV, Las Vegas)
- The Police Can Take Your Cash Without Charging You with a Crime (Vice News)
- Police Illegally Seize $50,000 from Man’s Casino Winnings during Routine Traffic Stop (Off the Grid News)
- Case 3:14-cv-00039-MMD-VPC Document 12-1 Filed 02/12/14 (with exhibits)
- There are ‘Procedural Issues’ with Cops Seizing Innocent People’s Money (Gawker)
- A Guy Won $50K in Vegas Then Got Pulled Over by a Copy—Guess What Happened Next (Inquisitr)