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CBC warns Canadians: US cops will pull you over and steal yo
October 5, 2014
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CBC warns Canadians: US cops will pull you over and steal your money

Cory Doctorow at 12:00 pm Sun, Sep 14, 2014

62,000 US drivers have been pulled over and had their cash seized by small-town American cops in the past 13 years, under civil forfeiture laws that let them declare anyone to be a probable terrorist and/or drug dealer and take their money without charge or evidence; the only way to get it back is to hire a lawyer and return, over and over again, to the tiny town you were passing through when you were robbed at badgepoint.

The CBC's advice to Canadians: "Avoid long chats if you're pulled over; don't leave litter on the floor of your car, especially energy drink cans; don't use breath/air freshener, they're evidence of drug use; don't be quiet; don't be talkative; don't wear expensive clothes; don't have tinted windows; don't consent to a search."

Because: "on an American roadway with a full wallet, in the eyes of thousands of cash-hungry cops you're a rolling ATM."

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October 5, 2014
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Show us an actual case, an actual town, and an actual lawsuit with a judgement. Don't tell me, your grandmother is now a Canadian victim of the cops too. Laugh

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