A new video shows how Oklahoma law enforcement has, in some cases, become highway robbery. Under cover of law, some police are acting as criminals – stealing stuff for their own use – taking private property from citizens without due process.
A new video has been produced to illustrate the problem. Every citizen of Oklahoman needs to see it.
Pervious stories on Tulsa Today covering civil asset forfeiture include:
Forbes covers OK shame in civil forfeiture
Sen. Loveless studies civil asset forfeiture
Compensation for victims of asset forfeiture
Comprehensive forfeiture reform package
Oklahomans support asset forfeiture reform
Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Oklahoma citizens have given great power and loyally support law enforcement, but this issue may end that regard as growing numbers see abuse of authority and ask, “if you can’t tell the difference between criminals and cops then maybe there is none.”
Tulsa Today will continue to follow this issue.