Reply to post: Not the first time

Intelligence director pulls national security BS on spying question

Christoph

Not the first time

It's not the first time the US has done things that are specifically forbidden.

The 4th amendment says "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated"

So how the police justify blatantly robbing people of cash, cars, goods, and even houses while not charging them with anything? ("Civil forfeiture")

Simple - they aren't seizing the property from a citizen, they are charging the property itself with a crime and seizing it.

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