Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ryan Banister — Chicago Police Department Caught Hiding Millions In Secret Asset Forfeiture Fund

A detailed report released in September 2016 by the Chicago Reader unveiled a secret civil asset forfeiture fund that amounted to nearly $50 million in seized cash which the Chicago Police Department was attempting to keep for themselves. The detailed analysis shows that CPD officials were attempting to pocket 65% of the cash and assets they brought in through civil asset forfeiture. This is policing for profit, and it is no different than highway robbery.
Who are the criminals? 

Of course, 50 million is only a drop in the bucket compared to the total extracted yearly from the US economy through various forms of rent that have been legalized, and the perps get to keep it. The CEO of Wells Fargo was forced to resign — with a 120 million golden parachute. But the poor guy has to suffer the embarrassment.

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