Monday, August 21, 2006

Carrying too much cash is a crime

Further evidence that the war on drugs is completely out of control, the police confiscated $124,000 in cash from a man on the grounds that it was drug money. But the only evidence that it was drug money was the cash itself. No drugs were found, nor was there any evidence that the man was engaged in any illegal activity. The seizure was upheld by the eight circuit, overturning a lower court ruling. the majority opinion states that "Possession of a large sum of cash is 'strong evidence' of a connection to drug activity."

Next I suppose they'll be throwing people in jail for having shifty eyes.

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