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FreedomWorks' Panel at RedState Gathering - Civil Asset Forfeiture: From High Seas to Highway Robbery

FreedomWorks hosted a panel discussion at RedState Gathering on the topic of civil asset forfeiture, a pernicious form of government overreach that allows law enforcement to seize property with arresting, charging or convicting the owner and subject the property to forfeiture based on a low evidentiary standard. In forfeiture proceedings, the burden of proof, in most states, falls on the property owner.

The panel, "Civil Asset Forfeiture: From High Seas to Highway Robbery," FreedomWorks Director of Communications Jason Pye, Kevin Glass of the Franklin Center, and Leon Wolf of RedState discussed the problems with civil asset forfeiture laws and urged attendees to get behind reform efforts in their states. The discussion was moderated by FreedomWorks National Director of Campaigns Noah Wall.