“Wisconsin Cops Confiscate Families’ Bail Money”

by Walter Olson on May 20, 2012

Another infuriating extension of asset forfeiture law. [Radley Balko, Huffington Post]


1 mojo 05.21.12 at 1:28 pm

I’d have asked one of the cops to pull a bill out of their wallet and submit it to the doggie. Wanna bet it alerts?

2 Bill Poser 05.22.12 at 2:20 am

There is something that I don’t understand about this case: how is it that the cops were present in the first place? In the jurisdictions that I know about, bail is paid to the clerk of the court, not to the police. In Wisconsin, is bail paid to the police? Or are the police hanging around the clerk’s office with their dogs?

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