In the aftermath of the Ferguson unrest, the Obama Administration, through the Attorney General’s Office significantly diminished the availability of “equitable sharing” of federally forfeited assets. Some offered that the reason was an appearance that local law enforcement was “militariz- ing” their departments through federal asset sharing revenue, commonly called adoptions. Other opposition was rooted in the concept that law enforcement for- feiture actions had become a self- serving encroachment on an indivisible’s property without adequate due process. DRAMATIC CHANGES IN CIVIL FORFEITURE LAWS ALBERT L. DIGIACOMO

F B I N A A . O R G | M A R / A P R 2 0 1 9 16

Made with FlippingBook - Online magazine maker