Report: Michigan Police Kept $15 Million Taken Mostly from Small Seizures in 2018

by Scott McClallen   Michigan police used civil asset forfeiture to seize $15 million worth of property and cash from more than 6,000 people in 2018, according to a report from Michigan State Police. State Police detailed $13.4 million in cash seized and spent supplementing their budgets, according to the…

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State Senator Rob McColley Honored with 3rd Annual Taxpayer Torch Award

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) received the Taxpayer Torch Award from Americans for Prosperity of Ohio (AFP-OH) on Tuesday. The award is given to a lawmaker who “shows leadership through policies that break down barriers to opportunity,” says AFP-OH. Issues addressed by the senator that earned…

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Experts Study Ways to End Revenue-Driven Law Enforcement and Restore Public Trust

by James Devereaux   There is a phrase attributed to Stalin’s infamous deputy premier, Laverntiy Beria: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” Perhaps this can be stated in related, but slightly different, terms: “Show me the discretion and incentive and I’ll show you the reward.” One…

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