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Family sues TSA after 79-year-old man's $82,000 life savings were SEIZED at an airport - but he wasn't charged with a crime

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Jan 20, 12:38pm 253 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7904831/Family-sues-DEA-TSA-Pittsburgh-mans-82-000-life-savings-seized-airport.html

Terrence Rolin, 79, and his daughter Rebecca Brown are the lead plaintiffs in a federal class action lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Institute for Justice

The suit accuses the DEA and TSA of 'treating American citizens like criminals' by seizing large sums of cash from airline passengers without evidence of a crime

Brown was visiting her father in Pittsburgh in August when he asked her to put his cash - $82,373 he kept in a Tupperware container - in a checking account

She was flying back home to Boston to do that when TSA and DEA agents at Pittsburgh International Airport noticed the cash and began questioning her

The agents deemed the cash 'suspicious' and seized all of it...

A 2017 report by the Justice Department Inspector General found that the DEA had seized more than $4billion in cash from individuals suspected of drug activity over the previous decade - but $3.2billion of those seizures never resulted in criminal charges.

The majority of the seizures were made at airports, train stations, and bus terminals, where DEA agents maintain a network of travel industry employees who act as confidential informants.

The DEA was reprimanded by the Justice Department in 2016 after the revelation that a TSA screener had been recruited as an informant and promised a cut of any forfeited cash he discovered.


It's a sad day when ordinary citizens have to be afraid of being robbed at gunpoint by the police themselves.

Can we name the names of politicians that support this? WHO exactly?

Looks like Jeff Sessions is one of the slimeballs involved:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/sessions-forfeiture-justice-department-civil/534168/

Who else? We need to run them out of office.

1   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Jan 20, 10:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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Moral of the story, get a cashiers check or money order or wire the money to yourself or something other than carrying large amounts of cash.

But one would think there would be more legal recourse in these situations, or some legal process requirement that LE had to follow to justify keeping the money.
2   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (7)   2020 Jan 21, 6:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There’s much more to this story than the Daily Mail is writing. Several things make no sense in the context provided.

However, that does not mean I agree with the civil asset forfeiture laws. I don’t. I will note that lefties scream bloody murder about Clarence Thomas and before he passed, Antonio Scalia. However in terms of preserving individual liberties and freedoms, we’ve had no better advocates than those two, who also made rulings that substantially weakened eminent domain.
4   mell   ignore (4)   2020 Feb 18, 9:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
There’s much more to this story than the Daily Mail is writing. Several things make no sense in the context provided.

However, that does not mean I agree with the civil asset forfeiture laws. I don’t. I will note that lefties scream bloody murder about Clarence Thomas and before he passed, Antonio Scalia. However in terms of preserving individual liberties and freedoms, we’ve had no better advocates than those two, who also made rulings that substantially weakened eminent domain.


Agreed CAF s mostly a tool of the communist left - but to give Obummer some credit at the end of his tenure it was curbed significantly.
5   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2020 Feb 18, 10:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Didn't read. Regardless of law or anything, it's fucking 1,000% retarded to walk in public with that much cash. 99.99% of the time you'll be fine, but that's too much money to lose. Keep that shit in a safe or if you have to transport it, make it directly to a bank from your house and do what Marcus mentions.

I also kind of thought it was common knowledge that lugging around more than $10k was kind of an issue even as a citizen? Not saying government seizing any money is cool, but I'd NEVER travel with much more than $1-2k in my wallet with the ease of access to cash and credit cards at the end destination.
6   Flavius   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 18, 10:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Police abused civil forfeiture laws for so long that the Supreme Court stepped in. But one ruling won't end it.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/police-abused-civil-forfeiture-laws-so-long-supreme-court-stepped-ncna974086
7   HEYYOU   ignore (46)   2020 Feb 18, 11:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Confiscation of $1.00 of innocent Americans wealth should be accompanied by the slow torture & death of anyone involved in creating any law that allows Trump/RepCon big govt. to take anything from Americans.

How can this happen in America?
Thank you G.W. Bush & RepCon scum for the TSA & the Patriot act.
I'm beginning to think that every single Republic is scum.
Confiscation of FREE! AMERICANS! property does not happen under Dimwit & his fool RepCons!
Fuck you Republics!

THIEVING! TAX RAISING! RepCons will be served a cold dish of revenge when they start their civil war.
8   HEYYOU   ignore (46)   2020 Feb 18, 12:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When will Dimwit Fool & his gaggle of scum stop this?

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